At least 184 people were killed and 332 injured in road accidents over 11 days during Eid rush this year, according to Nirapad Sarak Chai.
The casualties happened in 127 road crashes between May 29 and June 8, the organisation working for road safety said through a press release. It prepared the report based on news published in several media outlets.
The organisation said the number of casualties is less than that of last year and people’s Eid journey was relatively comfortable this year.
It said 45 motorcycles, 44 buses, 16 trucks, four covered vans, eight microbuses, four cars and other vehicles were involved in the accidents.
Meanwhile, a newly formed passengers’ welfare organisation claimed that a total of 221 people were killed in road accidents across the country during 12 days of Eid rush. Additionally, 652 people were injured in the 185 accidents between May 30 and June 10, said Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad.
The platform’s president, Brig Gen (retd) GM Quamrul Islam, unveiled the statistics -- prepared from media reports and hospital data -- at a press briefing at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday.