By Nasser Arrabyee/24/04/2010
A total of 14 people from one family were killed in a traffic accident in Taiz province, south of Yemen, said an official Saturday.
‘’ A lorry deviated from it’s line and collided with a pick up Hilux killing 8 men, two women, two boys and two girls, all fro one family, in Al Barah highway in the province of Taiz,’’ said the director of traffic in Taiz, Kais Al Eryani.
This accident comes only two days after 30 people including 15 women and 14 children, also from one family, were killed in a horrible traffic accident in Mala’a area, Haraib, Mareb province, where the family was on its way to attend a social occasion with their relatives.
The tribesmen of Mareb and Al Jawf described the accident as a catastrophe’ calling for providing assistance for those still alive of the stricken family of Hussein Abu Ayah, who also died in the accident.
The tribesmen also demanded the government to take procedures to raise the traffic safety in the cars and roads.
Last Wednesday, Six people from the one family, father mother and their four children were killed in a traffic accident in Taiz province while the family was on its way back from Saudi Arabia.
A total of 625 people were killed and 4578 were injured in traffic accidents from the beginning of this year all over the country , according to traffic statistics.
In 2009, 3063 people were killed and 20,000 were injured in various accidents which cost about 5 billion Yemeni Rials. ( 1 US dollar equals 200YR).