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Accidents claim 553 lives in August

UNB, Dhaka
Accidents claim 553 lives in August
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Accidents on roads, railways and waterways killed at least 553 people and injured 669 others last month, passengers’ welfare body Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity said Wednesday.

Of these, 388 road accidents left 459 people dead and 618 injured, according to a monitoring cell report of the association.

Besides, 14 people were killed and three others injured in 15 railway accidents.

During this period, 41 accidents on waterways claimed the lives of 80 people and injured 52. Thirty-one more remain missing.

The Samity prepared its report after reviewing media reports published in different newspapers.

Md Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, general secretary of the association, who presented the report, blamed dilapidated road condition caused by recent flood and plying of human haulers on highways and roads for the accidents.

He said motorcycles and reckless driving also put road safety at risk.

Mozammel also stressed the need for modernisation of the traffic system and removing unfit vehicles for ensuring road safety.

Motorcycles were responsible for 28.98 percent of the accidents, trucks and covered vans 21.61 percent, buses 16.12 percent, auto-rickshaws 8.74 percent, battery-run ruckshaws and easy bikes 9.77 percent, human hauler 7.71 percent and jeep and microbus 7.03 percent, according to the report.

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