Passenger welfare body: road accidents killed 221 commuters

  • Wed,12 Jun 2019 09:53:56 AM

Dhaka, June 12 (BAN/ AD): A passenger welfare body on Wednesday has revealed that 221 people in total were killed in road accidents across the country during the 12 days of Eid festivities. The report also states 652 people were left injured in the 185 road crashes during this period. The report was published by Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad.

The welfare body published its statistics, on basis of media reports and hospital data from May 30 to June 10, at a press briefing in Jatiya Press Club. Brig Gen (retd) GM Quamrul Islam, president of the group said in total, 375 people were left with paralysing injuries. 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.

As per statistics analyzed 63 buses, 38 trucks and covered vans, 19 private cars and microbuses, 30 three-wheelers, 64 motorcycles and 26 other types vehicles crashed in the roads. A 10 point recommendation to prevent such unfortunate incidents is also prepared by the passengers’ welfare body.

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