Dhaka – A biker has been killed after a speeding bus dashed the motorcycle in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood apparently giving no respite to road crashes that claims more than 7,000 lives in Bangladesh.
Lack of discipline in traffic management, reckless driving and lax implementation of law against the transport workers and owners, mostly backed by the influential politicians, are considered major causes of road fatalities in the South Asian country.
The latest incident occurred Shewrapara area in Mirpur of the city, according to police.
Officer Dadan Fakir said that a bus of Tentulia Paribahan rammed the motor bike, leaving its rider seriously injured. The biker died at the nearby Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation hospital. He was identified as Nurul Islam Shanto at the health facility.
Thousands of students last week protested the death of a university student after he was crushed under the wheel of a passenger bus in Dhaka’s Prgati Sarani. The students demanded improved safety and discipline on the streets.