8,543 killed in 6201 road, rail, riverway accidents in 2019

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11th January, 2020 03:31:12 printer

8,543 killed in 6201 road, rail, riverway accidents in 2019

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At least 7,855 people were killed and 13,330 others injured in some 5,516 road accidents across the country in the year of 2019, a report says.

According to the report, 469 people lost lives and 706 others received injuries in 482 railway accidents between January 1 and December 31 last year, while 219 persons were killed, 282 were injured and 375 other remained missing in 203 riverway accidents in the same period.

In total, some 8,543 people were killed while 14,318 others were injured in 6,201 road, rail and river transport accidents in last 12 months, showing a patent rise compared to the previous year (2018).

Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity found the figures while compiling a report titled “Annual Road Accident Report”. The platform revealed the statistics at a press conference at the auditorium of the Crime Reporters' Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in the city's Segunbagicha on Saturday.


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