07 April 2020

2 killed in Kushtia road crash

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A trolley (power tiller with trailer) driver and his assistant were killed in a road crash on Kushtia-Ishwardi Highway in 10 Mile area of Bheramara upazila in Kushtia on Saturday morning, UNB reports.

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.


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