Eid journey: 142 killed countrywide in road crashes
At least 142 people were killed and 324 others injured in different road accidents across the country including capital Dhaka from May 30 to June 9, according to a study report.
The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR) unveiled the figures of the causalities in a press statement today.
The NCPSRR report said around 95 accidents took place on the roads and highways across the country at a time when as holidaymakers travelled to their near and dear ones for celebrating holy Eid-ul-Fitr and returned home after Eid.
Based on the reports published in different print, electronic and online news portals, the NCPSRR has prepared the report, the press release said.
The NCPSRR found six factors as the main causes of the road accidents during the Eid journey.
The factors are: reckless driving, carelessness of drivers, their fatigue, negligence of police in discharging their duty, violation of the traffic rules, and plying of large number of motorcycles and three-wheelers on the roads and highways.