Bhubaneswar, Nov 1: As many as 5,467 people died in road accident in Odisha in 2022. On an average, road accidents claimed 15 lives daily in the state, according to the annual report on Road Accidents in India released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Tuesday.
The state registered an increase of 7.6 percent road accident deaths in 2022 as compared to 2021.
Odisha stood at 13th place among the states in terms of number of deaths and injuries due to road accidents last year.
The report revealed 484 accidents took place due to road construction and repair in Odisha that claimed 210 lives and 464 persons suffered injuries.
Similarly, pot holes and bad roads caused 158 accidents in the state with death of 69 people.
Besides, as many as 4,317 accidents were reported on National Highways passing through Odisha which is 230 more than 2021. As many as 4,087 accidents were reported in 2021 on National Highways.