Tow killed in separate road accidents in the capital today

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Two people including a pedestrian are killed in two separate early morning accidents in the capital today. In one incident, Mostak of age 58 was hit by a mini truck when he was crossing road in front of Matuail medical college hospital. He was severely injured and was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he was declared dead. Deceased Mustak was assistant plumber of secretariat.
In another road accident Abdul Kader of age 60 was injured while he was riding his bike on Rampura Bridge. Later police rescued him and taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Abdul Kader was also declared dead by duty doctor. He was a car driver of Supreme Court.
Ensuring road safety is a long standing demand in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has much more registered vehicles than licensed drivers. That means so many vehicles are driven by unskilled drivers. Moreover vehicle fitness is another concern. Many drivers are addicted to drugs and drive recklessly. In the year 2018, school students of the capital started a demonstration demanding the implementation of road safety laws. They also demanded some amendments to ensure proper punishments.
That student protest rocked the nation and proved many government appointed drivers don’t have proper driving license.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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