Rising road deaths worry Bangladesh

Experts say spiralling traffic accidents could become country's biggest killer within 10 years.



    According to a recent study on road safety, of the 3,500 people who die in traffic accidents every day, 85 per cent come from poor countries.

    In Bangladesh in particular, the World Health Organisation reports there are at least 20,00 accidents every year, with more than half of them involving the death of pedestrians.

    Now some experts are predicting such road accidents could become the country's leading cause of death within the next 10 years.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Tangail, Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.