Thursday, April 9, 2020 | ePaper

224 killed in road crashes in 12 days: JKS

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
At least 224 people were killed and 866 injured in 203 road accidents in 12 days of this month (August) across the country, a passengers' welfare platform said  on Sunday .
Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity prepared the statistics on the basis of news published in 41 national and regional newspapers and 11 online news portals from August 6 to August 17, Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, Secretary General of the association, said in a press briefing held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Sunday .
The report was made on basis of news published in 41 national and regional dailies and 11 online news portals, Mozammel said.
In his written statement, Mozammel said, a total of 253 people have been killed and 908 injured in 244 accidents in road, rail, and waterways in 12 days from August 6 to August 17.
However, he said, the sufferings of passengers increased this year due to charging     extra fare, tailbacks on roads and highways, train schedule collapse and black marketing of tickets and chaos at ferry terminals.
Among the deaths in road accidents, the Jatri Kalyan Samity secretary general said 52.21 per cent were of pedestrians who were run over by vehicles while 34.37 were of motorbike riders.
He said, the 85.21 per cent road accidents will be possible to control during the next Eid holding only by curbing motorbike accidents and running over the pedestrians by vehicles.
Of the 203 road accidents, Mozammel said that 27.4 per cent was caused by buses, 26.33 per cent by motorbikes, 16.4 per cent by trucks, pickup vans, covered vans and lorries, 7.82 per cent by microbus and cars, 13.52 per cent by auto-rickshaws, 3.55 per cent by human-haulers and 4.98 per cent by battery-run rickshaws and easy-bikes.
He said the plying of vehicles without fitness, reckless and nonstop driving, unskilled drivers and their assistants, plying of slow-moving three-wheelers and human-haulers on highways, using motorbikes for long journeys and lack of sufficient footpaths are the main reasons behind the accidents.

More News For this Category

President refuses to pardon Bangabandhu killer Abdul Mazed after he begs for his life

President refuses to pardon Bangabandhu killer Abdul Mazed after he begs for his life

President Md Abdul Hamid has thrown out the appeal for mercy by Abdul Mazed, the death row killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, removing the last hurdle to the former

Shab-e-Barat tonight : Pray at home: IF

Shab-e-Barat tonight : Pray at home: IF

Staff Reporter :Islamic Foundation (IF) on Wednesday urged the country's people, including ulema-mashayekhs to offer special prayers staying home on the night of Shab-e-Barat on Thursday to get rid

55 officials to oversee relief prog for poor

55 officials to oversee relief prog for poor

Staff Reporter :The government has assigned 55 officials to oversee the distribution of relief among the poor and unemployed, who have been hit hard by the lockdown due to

Highest single day infection, 3 more die

Staff Reporter :Bangladesh broke all its previous records in coronavirus infection, with 54 new positive cases and three deaths in last 24 hours. "The total number of confirmed coronavirus

Global deaths rise to 85,476

Global deaths rise to 85,476

News Desk :The novel coronavirus has infected more that 1.44 million people and killed more than 85,476 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.Besides, about 3,16,482 people recovered from the

Benazir  new IGP, Al-Mamun DG of RAB

Benazir new IGP, Al-Mamun DG of RAB

Staff Reporter :Benazir Ahmed has been appointed Inspector General of Police, according to a Home Ministry circular issued on Wednesday. The order will come into effect from April 15.

Human testing beginning on second coronavirus vaccine candidate

Human testing beginning on second coronavirus vaccine candidate

The Hill :Human testing is beginning on a second coronavirus vaccine candidate after approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced Monday. The company said the first

An ambulance faces police checking at Swamibagh area in the capital on Wednesday as such vehicles carrying passengers deceiving the law enforcers during the ongoing shutdown in Dhaka.

An ambulance faces police checking at Swamibagh area in the capital on Wednesday as such vehicles carrying passengers deceiving the law enforcers during the ongoing shutdown in Dhaka.

.

100 BD men tested positive in S'pore

bdnews24.com :As many as 102 Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore are among the 248 new coronavirus cases reported by the city state in two days.Most of the newly confirmed

Two held with 1,440 Kgs of relief rice

Staff Reporter :A mobile court on Wednesday sentenced a local Awami League leader and a businessman one month jail each for misappropriating 1,440 kilogrammes of rice. This rice was