Two killed in trolley-truck collision in Kushtia

Sun Online Desk

22nd February, 2020 11:07:45 printer

Two killed in trolley-truck collision in Kushtia

Two people were killed and one more injured in a collision between a truck and a trolley in 110 Mile area of Bheramara upazila of Kushtia on Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as Shukur Ali, 35, and Alamin, 18, residents of Moslempur village.

Shahjalal, officer-in-charge of Bheramara Police Station, said the accident took place around 8:30am as a truck hit their vehicle, leaving the duo dead on the spot and two others injured.

A recent World Bank report says annual road crash deaths per capita in Bangladesh are twice the average rate for high-income countries and five times that of the best performing countries in the world.

Nirapad Sarak Chai, a road safety advocacy group, in a report said that 5,227 people were killed in 4,702 road accidents in Bangladesh last year.

The WB report said Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities.