6,524 people killed in road crashes last year

At least 6,524 people were killed and 11,407 injured in 6,911 road crashes last year.

Prof AI Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, chairman of Road Safety Foundation, revealed the information at a press conference at its Dhanmondi office in the capital on Saturday.

He said of the deceased, 1,128 (17.29 percent) were children and 974 (14.92 per cent) women.

Besides, a total of 2,487 were killed in 2,532 motorcycle related accidents in 2023. The data were collected from nine national newspapers, 7 online news portal, electronic media

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