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Road accidents kill 2,329 in 6 months across country

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Health Desk- 6 July, 2019: At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report, reports UNB.

It says the road accidents took place on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.

Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF), a platform of journalists, prepared the report based on news carried by 22 national dailies, 10 regional newspapers and eight online news portals and news agencies.

Ashis Kumar Dey, president of the SCR Forum said that the forumidentified 10 major reasons behind the rise in road accidents in the country.