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Roads accidents

Approximately 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.
Every year the lives of approximately 1.35 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury.
Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to individuals, their families, and to nations as a whole. These losses arise from the cost of treatment as well as lost productivity for those killed or disabled by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work or school to care for the injured.
93% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately 60% of the world's vehicles.
More than 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Road traffic injury death rates are highest in the African region. Even within high-income countries, people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to be involved in road traffic crashes.
Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years.
From a young age, males are more likely to be involved in road traffic crashes than females.
About three quarters (73%) of all road traffic deaths occur among young males under the age of 25 years who are almost 3 times as likely to be killed in a road traffic crash as young females.
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/road-traffic-injuries


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Marine Disasters 2017

Marine accidents killed 1,163 people and caused $197 million in insured losses in 2017.

Category:Number of events:Victims:
Drilling platforms 1 0
Freighters 2 22
Tankers 1 0
Passenger ships27 1,087
Other maritime accidents 2 54
Total 33 1,163

Passenger Ship Losses 2008-2017

Year Number Victims
2008 32 1,553
2009 35 2,146
2010 22 1,058
2011 29 1,873
2012 26 1,679
2013 16 1,079
2014 28 2000
2015 20 2,259
2016 19 1,53
2017 27 1,087
https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-marine-accidents


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Rail accidents

Notable International Rail Accidents

Year :Location :Deaths:
December 26, 2004 Sri Lanka ~1700
February 18, 2004 Near the town of Neyshabur, Iran ~320
June 24, 2002 Tanzania 281
February 20, 2002 Egypt 361
August 2, 1999 India 285
October 28, 1995 Baku, Azerbaijan ~300
August 20, 1995 Firozabad, India 358
September 22, 1994 Tolunda, Angola 300
January 4, 1990 Sindh province, Pakistan ~210
June 4, 1989 Ural Mountains, Soviet Union 575
January 13, 1985 Near the town of Awash in Ethiopia 392
June 6, 1981 Bihar, India 800
October 6, 1972 Saltillo, Mexico 208
February 1, 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina 236
September 29, 1957 Montgomery, western Pakistan 250
April 3, 1955 Guadalajara, Mexico ~300
October 22, 1949 Poland ~200
March 2, 1944 Near Salerno, Italy ~521
January 16, 1944 León Province, Spain ~500
December 12, 1917 Modane, France 427
June 1915 Montemorelos, Mexico ~300
May 22, 1915 Gretna, Scotland 227
January 1915 Guadalajara, Mexico ~600
This timeline is not all-inclusive. Selected rail incidents with at least 200 fatalities are listed.


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Space disasters

Date:Incident:Deaths:
31 October 2014 VSS Enterprise, California, U.S. 1
22 August 2003 Alcântara VLS, Alcântara, Brazil 21
1 February 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia, Texas/Louisiana, U.S. 7
28 January 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger, Flordia, U.S. 7
30 June 1971 Soyuz 11, space 3
27 January 1967 Apollo 1, Florida, U.S. 3
24 April 1967 Soyuz 1, Russia 1
15 November 1967 X-15 Flight 191, California, U.S. 1





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Air travel fatalities

Worldwide air traffic - number of fatalities 2006-2019
Worldwide air traffic - number of fatalities 2006-2019
Air travel fatalities have been recorded in each of the last 12 years, with a total of 287 deaths in 2019 due to air crashes. However, despite some pronounced year-to-year differences, the overall trend has been for a reduction in the number of fatalities – a trend confirmed when looking at a slightly longer or much longer time frame.
Fatal airline accidents
According to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, air traffic fatalities refer to an incident where a person is fatally injured due to an occurrence associated with the operation of the aircraft. This definition covers any time from when the first person starts boarding to when the final person disembarks the plane. Corporate jet and military transport accidents are generally excluded.
Overall safety of air travel
The overall trend downward in air travel fatalities is notable given that the volume of passenger air traffic has increased by more than 66 percent since 2004. Indeed, when considered in terms of the number of accidents per distance travelled, air travel is statistically the safest form of transport. For example, in both the United States and the United Kingdom, air travel is many thousands of times safer than the most dangerous form of travel – motorcycle riding.
Source: statista.com