Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- A total of 642 people were killed and 978 others injured in 650 accidents on roads, waterways and railways across the country this year's January. Of them, only road accidents claimed 585 lives across the Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (JKS) disclosed its report on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by the JKS, 46 people were killed in 44 railway accidents while 11 were killed and one was injured in 13 waterway accidents.

However, the JKS report, signed by its Secretary General Md Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, was published on Saturday after analysing accident reports published in the country's national and regional dailies and online media during the period.

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