Air pollution kills 2.34 lakh people every yr: WB

15th June, 2019 11:04:07 printer

Air pollution causes deaths to 2.34 lakh people every year in Bangladesh while air pollution is blamed for 21 percent death during the same time, according a report-2018 of World Bank, reports BSS.

Death caused by environment pollution is 10 times higher than road accident, this was revealed by environment experts at a workshop titled “Air pollution and doings for prevention of air pollution” in the conference room of district administration here. The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry organized the workshop aiming to education the people on different aspects of air pollution and finding ways to stop air pollution.   Secretary of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury while Additional secretary of the ministry Dr SM Manzurul Hannan Khan in the chair.

Deputy Commissioner Md Abdul Fazal Mir, environmentalists and officials from different government and non-government organizations, among others, addressed the workshop.