576 killed in 505 highway accidents in July: report

As many as 576 individuals had been killed and 1,055 injured in 505 highway accidents throughout the nation in July, stated a report of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity.

Forty-eight individuals died in 47 railway accidents whereas 21 died and 15 injured in 16 waterway accidents, it stated.

The report was printed right now after analysing accident studies printed within the nation’s nationwide and regional dailies and on-line information portals in the course of the interval.

Complete 644 individuals had been killed and 1,075 injured in 644 accidents on roads, waterways and railways throughout the nation.

One-ninety-five individuals died and 122 others had been injured in some 180 motorcycle accidents throughout the nation final month which is 35.64 % of the entire accidents and 31.61 % of the entire fatalities.

Amongst these killed in highway accidents in July, 119 had been drivers, 77 pedestrians, 17 transport employees, 29 college students, seven lecturers, three members of regulation enforcement businesses, one military personnel, one navy personnel, one Border Guard Bangladesh member, one fireplace service man, 82 girls, 42 youngsters and 7 activists of various political events.

Highest 173 individuals had been killed and 271 injured in 157 highway accidents in Dhaka division whereas lowest 38 had been killed and 138 injured in 23 highway crashes in Barishal.

Amongst these automobiles concerned within the accidents 18.74 % had been buses; 22.84 % pick-up vans, coated vans and lorries; 6.83 % non-public vehicles, jeeps and microbuses; 5.74 % CNG-run auto-rickshaws; 25.99 % motorbikes; 15.32 % battery-run human hauliers and 4.51 % three-wheelers.

Of the accidents, 38.61 % occurred on nationwide highways, 30.69 on regional highways and 24.15 % on roads.

Apart from, 5.34 % accidents occurred in Dhaka metropolis, 0.39 % in Chattogram metropolis and 0.79 % on rail tracks.

The affiliation recognized plying of slow-moving three-wheelers and human-haulers on highways, enhance of the motion of three-wheelers, lack of road nights and highway indicators, violation of visitors guidelines, motion of unfit automobiles, defective building work on highways, harmful overtaking, carrying passengers on goods-laden automobiles, extortion, unskilled drivers and helpers and reckless driving as the explanations behind the highway accidents.

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