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Eid Holidays: Road crashes kill at least 31

MNA National Desk: At least 31 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in road accidents during the three-day Eid holiday, while six others were killed in a single road crash in Feni yesterday.

Besides, another 17 people were killed in two road crashes in Feni and Narsingdi on Monday, a day before the vacation.

Most of the road mishaps during the Eid holiday happened on national and regional highways. Motorcycles were involved in 10 of the 23 incidents while three accidents took place when buses and trucks hit auto-rickshaws, run by CNG and batteries, on highways where they are banned from plying.

The number of casualties could be higher as many accidents, especially on regional highways, go unreported.

During the Eid-ul-Azha holidays last year, road accidents had claimed at least 29 lives. The number was 32 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 26 in 2014, 10 in 2013 and 40 in 2012, reported news agency.

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