Road accidents in Bangladesh
An assistant of a bus driver was killed after being sandwiched between two running buses in the capital’s Mirpur area on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Jisan Hossain, 18, assistant of a driver of ‘Paristhan Paribahan’ bus and son of Monir Hossain, a private car driver of Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola district. Quoting witnesses, Ruhul Amin, assistant sub-inspector of Mirpur Model Police Station, said the accident occurred in the morning at Mirpur-1 Bus Station when the two buses—‘Paristhan Paribahan’ and ‘Prajatir Paribahan’ were in a competition to take passengers. Two killed in Gazipur road accident At one stage, Jisan pinned between the two buses, leaving him injured. Later, he was taken to Pangu Hospital from where he was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead. ASI dies, constable injured in Cumilla road accident Police seized the two buses and arrested the drivers. The body was kept at the hospital morgue. Chuadanga road accident leaves two dead
At least 17 people including seven children and five women were killed and 35 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside pond at Chhatrakanda in Sadar upazila of Jhalakathi district on Saturday. Thirteen of the deceased were identified as Tariq, 55, Salam Molla, 50, Shahin Molla, 30, Abdullah, 7, Sumaiya, 5, Rahima, 60, Abul Kalam Hawlader, 50, Ripa Moni, 3, Irene, 22, of Rajpur upazila, and Nayan, 16, Khushbu, 19, Khadija, 55, and Rabeya, 55, of Bhandaria while the identities of the others could not be known immediately.The Barishal-bound bus from Bhandaria in Pirojpur district carrying around 70 passengers fell into the pond near Union Parishad office around 9:55 am, leaving 17 people dead and 35 others injured, said Sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station Shakhawat Hossain.Read: 57 die, 34 missing in waterway accidents in 6 months: SCRF Azad Hossain, a passenger who was coming with his family in the bus, said, “The bus driver was not driving properly and was repeatedly talking with the helper, conductor and passengers. The moment the bus made a turn on the side of the road, he turned the steering to the right and the bus lost control and overturned and fell into the pond.”Nasir Uddin Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Jhalakathi Police Station, said the bus lost control and overturned in a pond on the side of the road and due to this, many passengers could not get out of the bus easily and drowned.According to the police, there were no injury marks on the dead bodies in the “suratehal” report (inquest) and they died due to drowning. Dr Baishakhi Baral, who is in charge of the emergency department at Jhalokati Sadar Hospital, confirmed the matter. Read: Two killed in Chattogram motorcycle accident The injured were taken to Sadar Hospital. Read more: University student among 2 killed in Dhaka road accidents Jhalakathi Superintendent of Police Mohammad Afrozul Haque Tutul said the DIG of the police department has announced to give Tk 1 lakh for the burial and cremation of the deceased and it has been sent to the families of the deceased. He added that no one is interested in filing a case so far. However, if no one complains on behalf of the families of the victims, the police will file a case. Efforts are on to arrest the driver, contractor and helpers of the bus.
Seven people died in a collision between a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a microbus at Salutikar on Sylhet-Companigonj road on Thursday. The deceased included six passengers of CNG auto-rickshaw and the driver of the microbus. Deputy Director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital Soumitra Chakraborty (SOMCH) said, “Six people died before coming to the hospital, and five others were brought to hospital in critical condition. One of them died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.” 4 injured in clash over setting up cattle market in Sylhet Four of the deceased were identified as Md. Kalan Mia, 35, son of Shahjahan Mia of Islampur village in Companyganj upazila, Maulana Kazi Amir Uddin, 42, son of late Ashadder Ali of Kalibari village of East Islampur union, microbus driver Abu Taher, 45, of RoyBazar area of Dhaka and Md. Idris Ali, 40, of Batumara village of North Ronikhai union of Companiganj upazila. The other deceased were from Companiganj upazila. Out-of-control Mitali Paribahan bus kills pedestrian, easy-biker in Sylhet Sylhet Additional Superintendent of Police Prabhas Kumar Singh said when the microbus (Dhaka Metro-Ch19-7462) leaving Sylhet reached in front of Piangul Kazi Kalimullah High School in Salutikar area of Gowainghat upazila around 8:30 am the front right tyre of the vehicle got punctured and it lost control. Then it collided with a three-wheeler coming from the opposite direction, he said. Sylhet road crash: Trucker held in Dakkhin Surma Following the collision, the two vehicles fell into a roadside canal, leaving five people dead on the spot. Later, one injured passenger died on the way to the hospital and another died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
As many as 516 people died and 812 were injured in 559 road accidents throughout Bangladesh in June this year, according to the latest report of Road Safety Foundation (RSF). The report released today says that 169 people were killed in 207 motorcycle accidents across the country — 33.75% of the total deaths. Among the dead, 78 were women and 114 children. Nine people were dead and seven were missing in nine waterways accidents while at least 18 people were killed and eleven were injured in 21 railway accidents during the same period. At least 38 sacrificial animals were also killed in accidents during this period. Three killed in road accidents in 2 districts RSF prepared the data based on reports published by nine national dailies, seven online news portals and electronic media. At least 99 pedestrians were killed in road accidents, which is 19.18 percent of the total deaths. Some 76 drivers and their assistants were killed, which is 14.72 percent of the total deaths. 408 deaths in 491 road accidents in May: Road Safety Foundation According to RSF's observation and analysis, the highest number, 247, (44.18%) of the accidents occurred on regional roads, 182 (32.55%) on national highways, 59 (10.55%) on rural roads, and 3 (0.53%) on urban roads. Bank official among 2 dead in Kushtia road accidents On the other hand, 268 (47.94%), the highest among the total accidents, occurred due to losing control over the wheel, 109 (19.49%) due to collision, 97 accidents (17.35 percent) happened due to pedestrians being run over, 72 incidents (12.88 percent ) involved hitting the rear side of vehicles, and 13 (2.32%) occurred due to other reasons.
Two people were killed and three were injured when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Netrakona road in Gouripur upazila of the former on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Humayun Kabir, 20, driver of the CNG run auto-rickshaw from Beltoli Dakkhinpara area, and Rubel Mia, 32, son of Abdul Sattar of Beltoli Maddhyapara area of the upazila. The accident occurred around 10:30 pm in Charpara Madrasa area when a sand-laden truck hit the Shyamganj-bound auto-rickshaw, leaving one dead on the spot and four others injured, said officer-in-charge of Gouripur Police Station Mahmudul Islam. Also read: 2 killed in Mymensingh as bus crashes into motorcycle The injured were taken to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared Rubel dead. Police seized the truck and recovered the bodies. The truck driver managed to flee the scene.
Two people were killed and another one injured when a truck hit a motorbike on the Cumilla-Sylhet highway in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla district on Sunday.The deceased were identified as Arif, 17, son of Sharif Mia and Irfan, 14, son of Matin Mia of the upazila.Kamal Krishna Dhar, officer-in-charge of Debidwar Police Station, said the accident occurred at Phulgachtala in the afternoon when the truck hit a motorbike, leaving Arif killed on the spot and two others injured. Also read: 4 killed in road accidents yesterday in GazipurThe injured were taken to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital where Irfan succumbed to his injuries.Police also arrested the truck driver and seized the truck.END/UNB/Corr/MAS/ssk
Casualties from bike accidents in Bangladesh increased by 19.28% compared with last year as 2,097 people were killed in 2,003 accidents till October this year. Road Safety Foundation in a new report published the data on Sunday on motorcycle accidents in Bangladesh from January to October in 2022. Last year, in the first 10 months 1,758 people were killed in 1,653 motorcycle accidents, it said. In comparison this year the number of accidents rose by 21.17 percent during the period, it said According to the report, 764 of the deceased were students, which account for 36.43 percent of total fatality and 4.38 percent were passersby who were hit by motorcycles. Road Safety Foundation prepared the report based on the reports of nine national dailies, seven online news portals and electronic media. Of the total accidents, 374 were head-on collision with other vehicles, in 629 incidents the motorcyclists lost control, in 958 cases the motorcycles were hit by other vehicles and 42 were other incidents. Read more: 739 lives lost on roads in July in Bangladesh: RSF In 837 cases out of these 2,097 accidents the motorcyclists were responsible for the occurrences, said the report. The group’s observation and analysis says 879 accidents occurred on regional roads, 695 on national highways and 102 on village roads. Most of the accidents occurred at morning and night, 26.80 percent and 23.36 percent respectively, according to RSF analysis. Reasons RSF mentions reckless driving by youths, teens, availability of high-speed motorcycles, lax traffic management, incoherence in surveillance, reckless speed of all vehicles, unskilled drivers, trend of not following traffic rules by motorcyclists, language used in advertisements to encourage youths for overspeed, lack of dividers on roads and highways, and a political backing to create a culture of reckless motorcycle driving as the main reasons of the rise in accidents. Read more: 476 people killed in 407 road accidents in September: Road Safety Foundation Recommendation The group in its report recommended strict measures to stop reckless driving by youths and controlling sales of high-speed vehicles. It also suggested strict enforcement of traffic laws, constructing service roads on highways for motorcycles and low-speed vehicles, road dividers on all highways in phases, use of technology to monitor and control speed. RSF recommends motorcycling should be discouraged by improving and making public transport more accessible to stop such unfortunate deaths on roads.
Two cousins were killed as their motorcycle collided with a bus in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Jubayer, son of Mozammel Haque and his cousin Abu Sayeed,28, son Sahidul Islam from Khulna sadar upazila. The accident occurred this afternoon near Rajpat area on Khulna-Mawa highway , said Sheikh Abul Hasan, in charge of Mollahat highway police outpost. Their motorcycle collided with a Dhaka-bound bus of Rajib Paribahan coming from opposite side, leaving the two brothers severely injured. They were announced dead when they were taken to upazila health complex, he said. The bus has been seized but the driver and his assistant managed to flee, said Hasan.
Three activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) died after their bike crashed into a truck parked along Jhenidah-Chuadanga Road in the Atharo Mile area of Jhenidah Friday night. The deceased were identified as Murad Biswas, vice president of Jhenidah Government Veterinary College's BCL unit, and son of Badsha Mia, and Touhid and Samaresh of the college. Sheikh Mohammad Sohel Rana, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the accident occurred around 10pm when the trio was speeding after being chased by members of a rival group. Later, the three were taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival. Sajib, general secretary of Jhenidah Government Veterinary College's BCL unit, was also injured in an attack by his rivals during a meeting between the two groups at Zohan Dream Valley Park in the Kumrabari area of Sadar upazila that night, said the OC. The rival group also chased Murad, Touhid and Samaresh while they were leaving the place on the bike.
As many as 519 people, including 69 children, were dead and 961 were injured in road accidents in August, said a report today (September 3, 2022). Besides, 172 lives were lost in 183 motorcycle accidents, which is 33.14% of the total deaths, the Road Safety Foundation said in its latest report, released today. Also, 109 pedestrians and 94 drivers and their assistants were killed during this period. Accidents on waterways claimed at least eight lives while six people went missing in 11 river accidents and 24 were killed and nine injured in train accidents across Bangladesh last month. Road Safety Foundation based its findings on the reports of nine national dailies, seven online news portals and electronic media. Of the total accidents, 252 accidents occurred on the national highways, 199 on regional roads, 109 on rural roads, 64 on city roads and eight in other places, said the report. Also read: Two killed, 15 hurt in Bagerhat bus accident According to the report, 27.72% accidents occurred in Dhaka division, 15.28 % in Rajshahi, 21.61% in Chattogram, 10.08% in Khulna, 8.80% in Barishal, 4.14 % in Sylhet, 8.95% in Rangpur and 7.42% in Mymensingh divisions. The highest number of accidents was recorded in Dhaka division where 242 people were killed in 127 accidents. Twenty-one people were killed in Sylhet division, the lowest compared to other divisions, said the report. The RSF pointed out several major reasons behind the rise in the number of road accidents. The reasons include faulty vehicles; reckless driving; desperate mentality, incompetence and illness of drivers; unsettled wages and working hours; prevalence of low-speed traffic on highways; reckless motorcycling by the youth; the tendency of flouting traffic rules, poor management of traffic; lack of efficiency of the BRTA; and extortion in the sector.