Local April 2, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Official Easter Week death toll doubles last year’s

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) on Monday said 30 people killed in traffic accidents and drowned during Easter Week, 17 of those in roads, beaches and authorized swimming areas, and the rest 13 in areas closed by authorities.

The report doubles last year’s 15 total deaths.

“We are talking about 17 people who died within and outside the operation and, when we say within, they are the country’s main roads, beaches and authorized swimming spots,” said COE director Juan Manuel Méndez.

The total traffic accidents, starting Thur. noon, were 741, involving 843 people. 556 motorcycles, 145 light vehicles, 11 heavy vehicles.

There were 287 collisions on highways and roads and 454 in urban areas.

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