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Over 3,300 killed in road crashes in first 8 months of this year

  • 3,562 road accidents during this period
  • Some 5,172 people injured
Update : 23 Sep 2023, 03:34 PM

At least 3,317 deaths and 5,172 injuries have been reported from 3,562 road accidents from January to August this year, Nirapad Sarak Chai, a social organization dedicated to ensuring safe roads, has said quoting figures from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

Elias Kanchan, chairman of Nirapad Sarak Chai, gave these figures at a press conference at the National Press Club on Saturday. 

He said the number of road accidents is increasing day by day despite the development of road infrastructure. 

“Despite the infrastructural development, road accidents cannot be controlled in any way. This is worrying.”

Elias Kanchan said according to the Bangladesh Police, some 5,636 people were killed and 4,444 injured in 5,089 road crashes in the country in 2022. In 2021, 5,084 people were killed and 4,713 were injured in 5,472 road crashes.

But according to Nirapad Sarak Chai’s data, 8,104 people were killed and 9,783 were injured in 7,024 accidents in the country in 2022, Elias Kanchan said, adding that in 2021, 5,689 people were killed and 5,805 were injured in 4,983 accidents.

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