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Figures from the Western Region Office of the National Roads Safety Authority (NRSA) show that a total of twenty people lost their lives through road accidents in January alone in the region.
Last year 2020, the total number of deaths recorded in January was 14.
Thus, the total number of deaths increased by six cases this year in the month under review.
Out of the number of deaths recorded in January this year, 18 of them were males with the remaining two being females.
In the period under review, 57 commercial vehicles and 41 motorcycles were involved in the accidents.
However, there was a reduction in the number of private vehicles involved in accidents in January 2021 compared to the same period last year.