Locals seized the tractor but its driver managed to flee, the policeman said.
439 killed in November
The number of road crashes and casualties on Bangladesh’s roads and highways marked a sharp rise in November with at least 439 people killed and 682 others injured in 417 accidents, according to a report released by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF), an organisation working to ensure safer roads, earlier this month.
The report was prepared based on accident news carried by seven national dailies, five online news portals and the electronic media.
The reasons include faulty vehicles, reckless driving, desperate mentality, incompetence and illness of drivers unsettled wages and working hours, movement of low-speed vehicles on the highways, reckless motorcycling by youths, the tendency of flouting traffic rules among people, poor management of traffic, lack of efficiency of BRTA, and extortion in the transport sector.
The RSF urged the authorities concerned to address the issues and take necessary initiatives to fix those.