Wednesday, September 22

Tag: deaths in road accidents started decreasing from July 25

273 killed in Eid rush, highest in 6 years
News

273 killed in Eid rush, highest in 6 years

Motorcycles were the most lethal form of transport, recording 93 deaths in 87 accidents Road accidents during the recent Eid-ul-Azha holiday rush claimed 273 lives in just 15 days, even though long-haul buses were operating for just eight of those days, according to the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Shamiti (BJKS). At least 240 road crashes occurred from July 14 to 28, BJKS said, while presenting its road accident report-2021 at a press briefing on Friday. Members of the road accidents monitoring cell of the organization prepared the report collecting information from widely published and trustworthy national, regional, daily newspapers and online portals over the 15 days covered. The report also said 447 people were injured in the accidents that occurred at a time when lakhs of peop...