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Technological hazards: transport accidents

Definition and characteristics

Disaster type term used to describe technological transport accidents involving mechanised modes of transport. It comprises of four disaster subsets: accidents involving air, boat, rail transport and accidents involving motor vehicles on roads and tracks.

                                      

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