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Eid exodus: Police record 933 traffic accidents from April 18-21

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Police (Polri) recorded 933 traffic accidents in several regions in Indonesia from Tuesday (April 18) to Friday (April 21), or during four days of the 2023 Ketupat Operation.Polri’s Ketupat Operation is aimed at securing the exodus and return flows of Indonesian citizens duringEid al-Fitron April 22. This year, the operation is carried out for 14 days, from April 18 to May 1. Polri’s spokesperson for the 2023 Ketupat Operation Senior Commissioner Erdi Adrimurlan Chaniago, in a press release issued on Saturday (April 22), stated that the number of traffic accidents on Friday (April 21), or one day before Eid al-Fitr, stood at 486 cases. “Data of traffic accidents on Friday (April 21) is 486 incidents, with a detail of 55 people dead, 53 people severely injured, and 688 people slightly injured,” he explained. If compared to Friday’s data, the figure on Thursday (April 20) is lower, namely 187 cases of traffic accidents with a detail of 31 people dead, 20 severely injured, and 253 slightly injured. baca-jugaRelated news: President Jokowi asks residents to travel safely during Eid On Wednesday (April 19), there were 136 traffic accidents with no death or severely-injured victims. However, as many as 224 people were slightly injured in some accidents. Meanwhile, on Tuesday (April 18), there were 124 traffic accidents with a detail of 15 people dead, nine severely injured, and 138 slightly injured. The information on traffic accidents was compiled from data from 2023 Ketupat Operation posts spread across Indonesia. For this year’s Eid al-Fitr, the Indonesian government has projected the number of Eid exodus travelers to reach 123 million. The figure reflects an increase as compared to the number of exodus travelers in 2022, which stood at 85 million. baca-jugaRelated news: Minister appeals to exodus travelers to return on April 26-29 Related news: Police chief, TNI head, Transport Minister review exodus flow

Source: Antara News Agency

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