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259 killed in road crashes during Eid holidays: Jatri Kalyan Samity

259 killed in road crashes during Eid holidays: Jatri Kalyan Samity

 

The road accidents took place on different national and regional highways from August 16 to August 28, according to a report prepared by the organisation. 

Placing the report during a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the city, Jatri Kalyan Samity Secretary General Mozammel Haque Chowdhury said the number of road crashes saw an increase during his Eid vacation than that of last year.

 

He, however, said the death toll in the road accidents decreased this year due to strict monitoring by the authorities concerned, including police, Rapid Action Battalion and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), following the recent student movement for road safety.

 

At least 274 people were killed in 205 road accidents while travelling during Eid-ul-Azha last year and the figure was 248 in 193 road accidents during the Eid-ul-Azha journey in 2016, Mozammel said. 

Apart from road accidents, four people were killed, 68 injured and eight others remained missing in 14 waterway accidents while 15 people were killed and seven others injured in 19 train accidents across the country during the period, he said.

 

“We’ve prepared the statistics based reports published in national and regional newspapers and online news portals in the country,” the Jatri Kalyan Samity secretary general added.