December registered highest number of violent or accidental deaths in six years

December 31st, 2013 ( December 2013 has seen the highest number of violent and accidental deaths in six years, according to statistics by the Costa Rican Red Cross.


This December, the Red Cross has recorded 105 violent or accidental deaths, in addition to 350 persons seriously injured by violence or accidents.


A total of 37 people died this month as the result of traffic accidents, while another 155 suffered serious injuries.


Between December 1st and December 30th, 24 people were killed with firearms, knives, or sharp weapons, while another 69 remain in serious or critical condition.


A total of 10 people have been killed in water-related accidents at beaches, rivers, or lakes – three of them minors.

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