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Road accidents in Bangladesh claim 468 lives in April

  • Published at 04:26 pm May 2nd, 2021
Brahmanbaria road accident police
A pickup van gets damaged after a bus hit the vehicle, carrying police personnel, on Comilla-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria on Monday, April 5, 2021 Collected

On April 8, 26 people were killed in as many road accidents, the highest death toll in the month

At least 468 people were killed and 507 others injured in 432 road accidents across the country in the last month despite the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity.

The road accidents took place on different national and regional highways, according to a report published by the passengers' welfare platform on Sunday.

Besides, six more people were killed in eight accidents on rail tracks, 38 people were killed and nine others injured in 14 accidents on river routes while two others went missing during the period.

The report was published after analysing accident reports published in the country's national and regional dailies and online media.

According to the report, among the injured victims, 82 were pedestrians 134 were drivers, 110 were transport workers, 33 were students, six were teachers, 28 were members of law enforcement agencies, 52 were women, 47 children and four were leaders of different political parties.

Some 112 drivers of different vehicles, 38 women, 26 students, 36 transport workers, 42 children, two political leaders, seven members of law enforcement agencies and four teachers were among those killed in the road accidents in the last month.

The report also said that 221 accidents took place due to truck-covered van collision, 144 by motorcycles, 55 by battery-run human haulers, 64 by unauthorised human haulers, 52 by CNG-run auto-rickshaws, 30 by private cars and by 20 buses.

On April 8, 26 people were killed and 33 others injured in 26 road accidents, the highest death toll in the month.

Besides, 10 people were killed and six others were injured in six road crashes on April 14, the lowest death toll reported in the month.

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