513 people killed in 409 road accidents last month: Report

Sun Online Desk

5th April, 2021 04:54:22 printer

513 people killed in 409 road accidents last month: Report

At least 513 people were killed and 598 were injured in 409 road accidents across the country in March.

The Road Safety Foundation (RSF) disclosed the information on Monday in a press release.

A total of 147 people died in 138 motorcycle accidents, which accounted for 28.65 percent of the total deaths, the press release said.

Some 136 pedestrians and 82 drivers and helpers were killed in accidents during this period.

At least two people were killed and eight were injured in two waterway accidents while 19 were killed and six injured in 15 train accidents.

RSF came up with the findings based on the reports of seven daily newspapers, five online portals, and television channels.

According to division-wise breakup, Dhaka division saw maximum number of road accidents while Barishal witnessed the minimum accidents.

A total of 119 people was killed in 136 accidents in Dhaka and 26 were killed in 21 accidents in Barishal.

Unfit vehicles, reckless driving, and disregard for traffic rules were among the reasons behind the accidents.