Scores die in road accidents around Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A total of 23 people have died in road accidents around Poland during a long weekend ahead of All Saints Day.
An additional 338 people were injured in 272 accidents, with 776 people detained for drunk driving, police have said.
Many offices and businesses have closed on Monday and Tuesday, meaning that hundreds of thousands of Poles left for the long weekend related to All Saints Day on 1 November, where Poles traditionally visit the graves of family and loved ones.
The police have urged drivers to be drive carefully and be aware of pedestrians.
A police spokesman told Polish Radio that authorities are afraid that 2 November, when many people are expected to return home, will see a spike in road accidents.
Police have stepped up patrols on major roads and around cemeteries. (rg)