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How many people die in road accidents in sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a significant road safety challenge, resulting in a high number of deaths. The fatality rate in the region is 27 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is significantly higher than other regions such as Europe, where the average is 9 per 100,000 inhabitants, and the global average of 18 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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