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Two die in Kushtia road accident

Published: February 22, 2020 11:45:41 | Updated: February 22, 2020 20:09:45

Two die in Kushtia road accident

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 on Saturday morning.

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, UNB reported.

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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