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505 road accidents in July, highest in motorcycle

A total of 644 people were killed and 1075 injured in 568 accidents–road, railway and waterway–across the country.Of those, 576 people were killed and 1055 injured in 505 road accidents, 48 died in 47 railway accidents, while 21 died and 15 injured in 16 waterway accidents.Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity revealed the data in a report published on Saturday.

After analysing accident reports published in the country’s national and regional dailies and online news portals during the period, the report has been made, said Md Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, secretary general of the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity.

According to the report, 195 people died and 122 others were injured in some 180 motorbike accidents across the country last month, which is 35.64 per cent of the total accidents and 31.61 per cent of the total fatalities.

Among those killed in road accidents in July, 119 people were drivers, 77 pedestrians, 17 transport workers, 29 students, seven teachers, three members of law enforcement agencies, one army personnel, one navy personnel, one Border Guard Bangladesh member, one fire service man, 82 women, 42 children and seven activists of different political parties.

Highest 173 people were killed and 271 injured in 157 road accidents in Dhaka division, while lowest 38 people were killed and 138 others injured in 23 road crashes in Barishal division.

Of the accidents, 38.61 per cent occurred on national highways, 30.69 on regional highways and 24.15 per cent on roads

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