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Unnatural deaths have increased

Published : Friday, 16 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 45

Dear Sir

It seems that unnatural deaths are lurking everywhere in Bangladesh. Every day we hear news of numerous unnatural deaths. Only July 31, for example, six people died while cleaning a septic tank in Joypurhat and three ship-breaking workers died from toxic gas in Chattogram.

On August 1, a father was killed at his daughter's wedding and the mother was seriously injured in Dhaka's Moghbazar. A schoolboy name Titash had to die on a ferry because it was kept waiting for a VIP. He was being taken to Dhaka for an emergency operation in an ICU-fitted ambulance from Khulna. The boy had to die because the government official's travel schedule was more important than his life.

We hear news about dead bodies being recovered, women and even baby girls being raped and slaughtered on a daily basis. Road accidents are claiming many lives.

The overall picture is frightening. People are at their wit's end not knowing how to survive. May the Almighty save us from our current condition. We must learn how to reduce this number as soon as possible.
Rehnuma Akhter
Mohammadpur, Dhaka

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