Two SSC examinees among 3 killed in Rajshahi road crash

Two SSC examinees among 3 killed in Rajshahi road crash

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Rajshahi, Feb 5 – Three people, including two SSC examinees, were killed in a road accident at Tarapur in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi on Monday morning.Among the deceased, two were identified as Rakibul Islam, 16, and Mustafizur Rahman, 17, SSC examinees from Puthia PN High School.
The accident took place when a Natore-bound truck hit the motorbike, carrying the SSC examinees, in the area around 9:30am, leaving three of them dead on the spot, said Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Putia Police Station.
On information, police and fire service rushed to the spot and started rescue operation.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said reckless driving and lack of skilled drivers are two of the reasons behind growing road accidents in the country.
He made the remark while responding to a written question of Didarul Alam (Ctg-4) in Parliament.
The Home Minister listed tendency of overtaking by breaking rules, driving without taking adequate rest, not obeying traffic rules properly, problems related to vehicles fitness and lack of awareness among pedestrians as other reasons that are contributing to road accidents.
Minister Asaduzzaman said some 9945 road accidents took place in the country from 2013 to April, 2017.
The government has said it is determined to bring down the death toll and number of injures in road accident by 50 percent by the year 2020.
“Being a signatory country for Sustainable Development Goals-2030 adopted by the United Nations, Bangladesh is committed to bringing down number of deaths and injuries by 50 percent by 2020,” Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told the parliament recently. – UNB

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