A 40-kilometer long human chain was formed in Sitakunda on Saturday demanding effective steps to prevent road accidents on Dhaka-Chattogram highway.
People from all walks of life including students, teachers and members of more than one hundred social, cultural and political organisations participated in the human chain that last for about two hours.
They demand immediate action to prevent road accidents as well as ensuring road safety.
Speakers at the human chain said the highway has turned into a death trap as number of accidents has risen on the highway in Sitakunda and Mirsharai points recently which is also alarmingly.
They alleged that the reason behind these unwanted accidents is nothing but the unskilled drivers.
At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 people were injured in last three months on this road, they said.
According to government data, at least 142 people died in road accidents in Sitakunda in last one year.
To avoid unwanted road accidents drivers and passengers have to be more careful as well as administration’s observation to be increased, speakers added.
The long ever human chain was organised by ‘Sitakunda Samity Chattogong’ where students and teachers of Fouzdarhat KM High School, Shitalpur Multipurpose High School, Shilpur Madrasa, South Mechzidda Government Primary School, Kumira Girls’ School and Mosque High School along with Sitakunda Journalists Association, Smile Bangladesh, Jaijaidin Friends Forum, Hafiz Jute Mills, Green Education, Communist Party of Bangladesh, Sitakunda Evolution Club and Lions Club of Chattogong Liberty, among others, participated in the human chain.unb