Millions left the capital this year, as in every year, for their sweet native homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after being forced to remain put for the last two years amid Covid pandemic.
However, reckless driving during the five days of Eid holiday from May 1 to 5 has claimed 139 lives in 112 road accidents, according to a recent report of the Road Safety Foundation.
Of the deceased, over 40 percent, or 56 were motorcycle riders, said RSF.
According to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR), three quarters (3/4) of the road crash patients admitted to hospital during the period were either riding motorcycles or three-wheelers like autorickshaw.
A UNB photojournalist caught glimpses of some of the unfortunate patients who had to spend at least part of their Eid vacation in NITOR cabins.