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320 killed in a year on Dhaka Khulna, Barisal highways

Published: 06:42, 21 April 2024

320 killed in a year on Dhaka Khulna, Barisal highways

Staff Correspondent
Roads in Bangladesh have become more dangerous, with fatalities and injuries almost every day, and the two highways from Dhaka to Khulna and Barisal are two of those that have witnessed 320 fatalities in the past year.
Unskilled drivers, over-speed, negligence of authorities concerned and rules violation are blamed for the frequent road accidents on highways, although the highway police claimed that several measures have been taken to reduce road accidents.
The recent deadly road crash on Dhaka-Khulna highway that claimed 15 lives raised questions about whether these measures were adequate to control the fatal accidents. On April 16, 15 people including five members of a family, died in a collision between a bus and a pick-up van on Dhaka-Khulna highway at Kanaipur, Faridpur district.
A five-member probe body was formed to investigate the accident and two more members, including an expert from Buet, were also included in the committee, headed by Additional district Magistrate Ali Siddique.