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UNICEF expresses its heartfelt condolence over death of children in accident

Dhaka, 11 July 2011: UNICEF Bangladesh has expressed its heartfelt condolence to the families who have lost their children today during a road accident in Chittagong. These unexpected death of young children are huge loss not only for their families but also for the country as a whole. At the same time, UNICEF remains deeply concerned with such unexpected incident which has caused the death of around 40 children.

UNICEF has urged every single individual, specially drivers, to practice proper safety rules during driving as such loss could effect anybody directly or indirectly in the same way as those families are suffering from the shock today. UNICEF also requested the government and its concerned authorities to implement adequate road safety measures immediately.

For more information, please contact:

  •  Arifa S. Sharmin, Communication Manager, Communication and Information Section, Tel: (+88) 02 885 2266 Ext 7021, Mobile: (+88) 01713 043477, Email:
  • AM Sakil Faizullah, Communication Specialist, Communication and Information Section, Tel: (+88) 02 885 2266 Ext 7024, Mobile: (+88) 01713 049900, Email:



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