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16 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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298 people killed in road accidents during Eid rush

Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity reports
Staff Reporter, Dhaka
298 people killed in road accidents during Eid rush

At least 298 people were killed, 860 injured in 256 road accidents on the country’s roads and highways during the recent Eid-ul-Fitr vacations, said Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity. A report of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samiti presented the statistics at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity yesterday.

The organisation’s secretary general Mozammed Haque Chowdhury read out the report which was prepared through collecting news from 48 dailies. Among the numbers, 273 were killed and 849 injured in 232 road accidents across the country.

The report also stated that Eid journeys were a little bit comfortable this year compared to the past years due to the government’s proper initiatives. The accident monitoring cell of the rights body prepared the statistics based on different national and regional dailies and online news portals.

The accidents took place within 13 days from May 30 to June 11. According to their report, 40 drivers, 20 workers, 68 women, 33 children, 24 students, 2 doctors, 19 law enforcement personnel, 3 political leaders, 912 pedestrians were victims of the road accidents during Eid rush.

According to the organigasion’s accident analysis, 27.43 per cent of the buses, 23.89 pc of motorcycle, 23.59 pc of trucks, pickups, covered vans, lorries, 8.25 pc cars-micro, 7.66 pc auto-rickshaw, 4.42 pc human haulers (Nasimon-Karimon) and 4.71 pc of battery-operated rickshaws and Easy-bikes were involved in these accidents. Excess pressure during Eid rush, drivers’ tendency to race on the highways, over speeding, contracted drivers, and slow vehicles are some of the reasons that have been mentioned as the potential causes for accidents in their report.

 

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