553 killed in road crashes in August: Report
Published 6:27 pm | September 16, 2020
Of these, 388 road accidents left 459 people dead and 618 injured, according to a monitoring cell report of the association, reports UNB.
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.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।