Road crashes kill 221 during Eid: Report

Sun Online Desk

12th June, 2019 02:27:53 printer

Road crashes kill 221 during Eid: Report

A total of 221 people were killed and 652 others injured in 185 road accidents across the country during Eid journeys over the last 12 days, a passenger welfare body said on Wednesday.

Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, a new platform unveiled the statistics, prepared from media reports and hospital data from May 30 to June 10, at a press briefing in Jatiya Press Club.

While unveiling the data, Brig Gen (retd) GM Quamrul Islam, president of the platform, said a total of 375 people were left with paralysing injuries.

Their data analysis says, 63 buses, 38 trucks and covered vans, 19 private cars and microbuses, 30 three-wheelers, 64 motorcycles and 26 other types vehicles crashed in the roads.