Dhaka, Sept. 3 -- Some 379 people were killed and 368 others injured in road accidents in August last across the country.

During the period, a total of 302 road accidents took place where the number of accidents involving motorcycles was the highest, according to a report by Road Safety Foundation (RSF).

Among the deceased, 66 were women and 32 children.

The report said the number of road accidents increased in August than that of July because of reckless driving, especially in highway.

The number of deaths was 356 in 293 road accidents in July.

Some 129 people died in 121 motorcycle crashes in the last month which is 34.03 per cent of the total deaths, said the report, released on Thursday.

The highest number of accidents took plac...