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295 killed, 488 others injured in accidents during Eid-ul-Adha holidays

| Updated: July 30, 2021 20:16:47

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At least 295 people were killed and 488 others injured in different accidents across the country during Eid-ul-Adha holidays from July 14 to July 28, said a passengers’ welfare platform.

Of the total deaths, 273 people were killed in 240 road crashes while others died in rail and waterway accidents, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity said on Friday.

The association disclosed these figures in its report titled 'Road Accident Report during Eid Journey-2021' at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity. 

They prepared the report based on data from print, online and electronic media.

Most of the victims died in crashes involving motorcycles, Jatri Kalyan Samity noted. 

According to the association, a total of 93 people were killed in 87 bike accidents, which account for 36.25 per cent of the total accidents.

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