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SIX people lost their lives in six road accidents in the Balearics last month, two less than the same month last year, according to figures from the traffic authorities.

The death toll throughout Spain was 353 persons, 33 less than July last year, while the number of accidents dropped by eight percent to 298.
Valencia was the region with most accidents (43) and most deaths (49), followed by Andalucia with 41 and 46 respectively.
Asturias was the region with the biggest reduction in the number of victims, which dropped from nine to five (-44 percent), followed by Castile-La Mancha, from 51 to 31 (-39 percent) and Madrid, from 18 to 12 (-33 percent).

The biggest increases were in Extremadura, where the number of people who died rose from seven to 22 (+214 percent), followed by Navarre, 11 deaths compared to four in July 2003 (+175 percent).

The number of road deaths remained unchanged in two regions, Cantabria and La Rioja, with three and five persons respectively.
The number of traffic accidents dropped in nine regions, most notably in Asturias, where they went down from eight to three in July (-62 percent), followed by Andalucia, from 59 to 41 (30 percent).

In the Balearics, the number of accidents dropped from seven to six (-14 percent).
Accident figures were stable in the Canary Islands and Cantabria, with ten and three respectively, and they rose in the other regions, particularly in Navarre, where they went up from four to ten (+150 percent).

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