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708 killed in 683 road accidents in April

Published : Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 at 3:23 PM  Count : 357

708 killed in 683 road accidents in April

708 killed in 683 road accidents in April


At least 708 people were killed and 2,426 injured in 683 road crashes in the month of April, according to the Bangladesh Jatri Klyan Samity.

Among the road crashes, bikes were involved in 305 crashes which claimed the lives of 274 people, which is 44.65 per cent higher than the accident occurred in previous month.

It also informed that some 763 people died in 733 accidents, that took place in road, railway and water ways.

The organisation informed this through a report, which is prepared by compiling media reports, the organisation said.

Dhaka division had witnessed highest number of road crashes. A total of 179 people died and 305 injured in 155 road crashes while 53 people and 48 injured in 35 accident in Barishal at the same period.

The report mentioned that among those killed in road accidents in April, 10 were members of law enforcement agencies,169 were drivers, 63 pedestrians, 58 transport workers, 46 students, six teachers, 119 women, 67 children, three journalists, two physicians, one lawyer, three engineers and eight activists of different political parties.

The reckless driving, motorbikes and three-wheelers on highways, lack of street lights, road marking or road sign, development of cracks and holes on highways during rainy season, movement of unfit vehicles, violation of traffic rules, unskilled drivers and helpers, collecting tolls and poor traffic management for the accidents and deaths were factors behind the accidents, the report said.


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