Environment pollution kills 200,000 in 2015: BAPA

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:59, Oct 12, 2018 | Updated : 18:06, Oct 12, 2018

BAPAOver 200,000 people died due to environmental pollution in 2015, according to Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA).
The foundation called for strict actions aimed at reducing environmental pollution during a press conference on Friday (Oct 12).
As many as 21,287 people died in road accidents and 843,000 lost their lives to various illnesses, the speakers in the event said citing a recently published study.
Air pollutions claimed more lives in comparison with another form of environmental pollution.
The number of people dying from environment pollution was higher than people, they added.
According to the members of the foundation, a research shows that Bangladesh ranks 169 in the list of environment-friendly countries, and stands at 176 in terms of clean air.
The data itself shows that Bangladesh is currently forerunner in the list of most polluted cities of the world and the speakers said that pollution in the country was rapidly increasing.
BAPA emphasized on the importance of controlling greenhouse gases, otherwise, in 12 years the consequences will be catastrophic.
They said that pollution is to be prevented, concrete blocks should be used to fuel the brick kilns, a ban on burning wood and running vehicles over 16 years should be put and reduce smoking and planting trees.