Accidents kill 185 during Eid journey: Report
Published : Saturday, 24 August, 2019 at 4:35 PM Count : 227
As many as 185 people were killed in 135 accidents in roads and waterways acorss the country during Eid-ul-Azha journeys, a report said.
The report of Nirapad Sarak Chai said some 355 people received injuries in the incidents.
Out of the total figure, 180 people died and 344 were hurt in 130 road accidents.
Nirapad Sarak Chai acting secretary general Liton Ershad upheld the report at Jatiya Press Club around 11:30am on Saturday.
UNB adds: The accidents took place on the national and regional highways between August 10 and August 18, the report said.
Liton Ershad blamed poor traffic management, speeding and overtaking tendencies, unfit vehicles and poor road conditions for the accidents.
“Road journeys were stressful. Travellers, especially those going to the northern region, suffered the most,” he said.
Nischa data showed that suffering increased due to schedule collapse of train, illegal selling of tickets as well as the initial failure of online ticketing system.
Journeys on the waterways were without any major incidents.