Every year people flock to their respective homes for the Eid vacation to celebrate with their near and dear ones. But unfortunately not all of them reach their destination. Many of them meet horrible accidents that leave them dead and their families miserable.
Here is a look back on the numbers of people who lost their lives during trips to Eid holidays:
At least 25 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh during Eid-ul-Adha 2019.
The number of road accidents is likely to increase when holidaymakers start returning from August 15.
According to a platform working for passengers' rights about 273 people died and 849 injured in 232 road accidents across the country during the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
Around 50 accidents occured in the week before the Eid vacation started.
Compared to previous Eid holidays, the number of road accidents reduced by 19.39 percent while the death toll was 24.17 percent lower.
In 2018, the number of people killed in road accidents was 339 during Eid-ul-Fitr.
Most of the accidents took place on the roads, and among them one third were caused by motor cycles.
Total 1265 were injured in 277 road accidents.
During the rush of Eid-ul-Adha, 237 road accidents took place killing 250 people in total.
274 lives were lost in road accidents during the Eid holidays.
Accidents mainly involved buses, covered vans, micro-buses, easy bikes, motor cycles, Karimon-Nasimon and other vehicles.
During Eid-ul-Adha 322 people were killed and 759 people were injured on road, railways and waterways accidents.
According to a report by Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity,186 people were killed and 746 were injured in 121 road crashes during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.
The main causes of the accidents were the Eid time rush, the driving of unfit vehicles, and inexperienced drivers.
On Eid-ul-Adha, 265 people were killed in roadways, waterways and railways in 210 incidents.
Among them 193 were killed and 1056 injured in road crashes.
In 2015, the number of accidents during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays was 109 in which 122 lives were lost. Eighty-seven accidents took place during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays in which 107 people were killed that year.