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Woman knocked down by car in Dhaka

  • Published at 09:11 am December 23rd, 2020
Road Accident
Representational photo Dhaka Tribune

The deceased is yet to be identified

A 40-year-old woman has been killed after a private car hit her in front of Railway Employees Government Hospital under Dhaka's Shahbagh police station.

The accident happened on Wednesday morning.

A passerby rescued the woman and admitted her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where she died while undergoing treatment around 9:45am.

DMCH police outpost In-charge Inspector Bachchu Miah confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Also read - Experts: Road safety still a far cry in Bangladesh

He said the car hit the unidentified woman while she was crossing the road and managed to flee. Later, she died while undergoing treatment at the hospital. The body has been kept in the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

Shahbagh police station has been informed about the incident, he added.

Road accidents in Bangladesh is still one of the leading causes of deaths as 37,170 people were killed in 26,902 accidents across the country in the last five years.

Besides, 82,758 people were injured in these accidents, according to a report released by Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS), a passenger welfare body, on October 21, marking the National Road Safety Day to be observed on October 22.

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