Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- At least 299 people lost their lives in accidents during Eid-ul-Azha journeys between August 6 and August 18, the Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad said Tuesday.

While unveiling its findings at the National Press Club, the organisation said at least 818 people were also injured during this period.

At least 250 accidents took place on roads, rails and waterways, according to the report prepared by the organisation's accident research and monitoring cell.

Brig Gen (retd) GM Quamrul Islam, the organisation's President, dubbed the statistics "horrific and alarming".

The data were collected from 18 national dailies, six local dailies and 10 online news portals.

Most of the vehicles involved in accidents on highways were...