Khulna-Satkhira highway: 3 killed as reckless bus rams into easy-bike
Publish- February 14, 2021, 12:41 AM
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Update- February 19, 2021, 09:39 PM
A collision between a bus and an easy-bike Saturday on the Khulna-Satkhira Highway killed three people.
The easy-bike was heading towards Paikgacha. As the vehicle reached Dumuria upazila's Chuknagar, a speeding bus of Shamim Enterprise crashed into the easy-bike.
The deceased were identified as easy-bike driver Yunus Ali (35) and 40-year-old passengers Habibur Rahman, and Rajibul Islam, police said. "The rashly-driven bus killed them on the spot."
On information, Dumuria Fire Service and Chuknagar Highway Police rushed to the spot.
"As the Dhaka-bound Shamim Enterprise's driver was running the bus recklessly, he could not control the speed when it came across the easy-bike," Nasir Uddin, in-charge of Chuknagar Highway Police Outpost, said.
The World Bank report "Delivering Road Safety in Bangladesh," published in February 2020, said: "The country needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities."
"The high death rate on Bangladesh's roads is caused by a chronic lack of investment in systemic, targeted, and sustained road safety programmes," it said.
The 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, it added.
Children and the working-age population were most affected by road crash injuries in Bangladesh, the World Bank report said.