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Bikers, pedestrians most unsafe in Delhi

Motorcyclists and pedestrians appear to be most unsafe on Delhi roads.

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2012 23:55 IST

Motorcyclists and pedestrians appear to be most unsafe on Delhi roads.

A new government report shows that a majority of those killed in road accidents in the city were either bikers or those on foot.

According to the 'Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2011' report, out of a total of 2,107 deaths, 642 were motorcyclists are 603, pedestrians were killed in road accidents last year.

The most number of road accidents in 53 metro cities were reported in Chennai (9,845), which resulted in 7,898 injuries and 1,399 deaths.

Delhi followed Chennai with 6,065 cases, while Bengaluru recorded 6,031 accidents.

In Delhi, 141 deaths were caused by trucks and lorries, while 92 were due to buses and 89 by tempos and vans.

Jeeps accounted for 19 deaths, while 186 were caused by cars.

Under unnatural accidents, the report said that Delhi had experienced maximum damage (68 cases) by 'collapse of structure', which accounted for 40.8% and 12.1% injuries and deaths respectively, among 53 mega cities.