In the early hours of January 17, local time, an ambulance carrying 6 people crashed into a truck in the Shariadpur district, about 101 kilometers away from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, killing 6 people including the driver on the spot.
The deputy chief of the district’s Fire and Civil Defense said the ambulance was transporting a patient to a hospital in Dhaka at around 4:20am due to low visibility due to dense fog, when it hit a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Compressed natural gas trucks. The dead included the patient, the ambulance driver, and an assistant.
Bangladesh’s road accident death rate is high in the world, mainly due to poor roads, poor vehicle maintenance, drivers violating traffic rules, and lack of supervision by the traffic department.
According to the report of the Bangladesh Passenger Welfare Association, a total of 10,858 people will die in 7,617 road, rail and waterway accidents in Bangladesh in 2022, and another 12,875 people were injured.