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1,674 kids killed in road crashes in two years

Published : 19 May 2022 10:27 PM

At least 1,674 children were killed in road accidents across the country in the last two years.

Road Safety Foundation, a non-government organization working with road safety disclosed it in a press release.

Road Safety Foundation officials said they prepared the report after compiling the data of accidents from January 2020 to April this year. 

Of the total deceased, 331 were passengers of different vehicles, which is 19.77% of the total deaths.

Besides, 1,027 children were killed while crossing roads or walking along the roads, accounting for 61.35% of the total deaths during the period, the report revealed.

Some 48 or about 2.86% of children who were working as helpers on trucks, pickup vans, tractor, dam truck, or other goods laden vehicles died in different road accidents while 268 kids lost their lives while on two-wheelers, accounting for 16% of the total deaths.

RSF found that 72 (21.75%) children died as bus passengers, 25 children (7.55%) as occupants of private cars, microbuses and ambulances, 183 as passengers of three wheelers and 51 as passengers of illegal three-wheel vehicles.