CUMILLA, August 11, 2018 (BSS)-Road accident is the number one cause of
deaths in Bangladesh rather than cancer or kidney disease, said Home Minister
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
“Roughly 6,000 minor to major accidents take place in Bangladesh every
year, leaving 3,000-5,000 people dead,” said the minister while talking to
reporters after inaugurating a new station of Fire Service and Civil Defence
in Burichang upazila here.
He said various measures including widening of roads will be taken from the
Roads and Highways Department in a bid to reduce the number of accidents.
About unfit vehicles, he said a good number of vehicles plying in Dhaka
city are unfit and drivers of these unfit vehicles also do not have licenses.
Moreover, a section of pedestrians and passengers do not follow traffic
laws, he added.
Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru, also the lawmaker of Burichang, was
present on the occasion.