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1674 children killed in road accidents in 2 years

20 May 2022


Staff Reporter :
From 2020 to April 2022, about 1,674 children were killed in road accidents in the country. This figure was stated in a press release by the Road Safety Foundation on Thursday morning.
Due to mismanagement and anarchy in the road and road transport sector, children are being killed at an unusual rate in road accidents.
According to the report, 331 children died in separate crashes while travelling on vehicles from one place to another, which is 19.77 per cent of the total deaths.
Besides, 1,027 children were killed while crossing roads or walking along the roads, accounting for 61.35 per cent of the total deaths during the period.
Some 48 or about 2.86 per cent of children died in different road accidents while 268 children lost their lives while on two-wheelers, accounting for 16 per cent of the total deaths, as per the report.
In the survey, organization found that 72 (21.75 per cent) children died as bus passengers, 25 children (7.55 per cent) as occupants of private cars, microbuses and ambulances, 183 as passengers of three wheelers and 51 as passengers of unauthorised three-wheel vehicles.

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