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Potholes on Indian roads are emerging as one of the biggest killers. With almost 30 deaths every day, potholes have claimed over 10,000 deaths for the last three consecutive years. According to data compiled by the ministry of road transport and highways, 10,876 people were killed due to potholes in 2015 which is a slight dip from 11,106 deaths in 2014. A senior transport ministry official said the number of deaths could be even higher as the ministry does not have a reliable database on accident related deaths. "According to data provided by state police headquarters, 10,876 people died due to potholes on roads. The maximum fatalities were reported in Maharashtra. Roads in rural areas are mostly prone to potholes where construction quality is found to be poor as compared to urban areas and big cities," said the official.

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