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Manipur: How Facebook assisted Imphal friends come together to lessen road accidents ?

Imphal, April 13: A group of men (all Facebook friends) was seen on Thursday manning the traffic police in Imphal. The civilians decided to help the traffic police as a step to reduce the rate of road accidents in the city which since the last few months have led to the deaths of many pedestrians and motorists.

In the current circumstances, the online networking mammoth, Facebook, has been getting a considerable measure of fire over its part in the Cambridge Analytica information break outrage. Nonetheless, the energy of Facebook to unite individuals under one stage can’t be denied as long as great Samaritans need to help out society. While trying to decrease road accidents of Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, a gathering of Facebook group are helping the traffic police in their every day work.

Like the traffic police, the Facebook friends were likewise wearing their own particular extraordinary “uniform”. Men in blue tops and white shirts with the logo of Facebook composed on them helped in separating the cops from the regular citizens.

“Imphal: A group of Facebook friends came out on the roads to help the traffic police in regulating the traffic. This was done as a step to reduce the rate of road accidents which have increased over time & have claimed lives of many. #Manipur,” tweeted ANI.

Nearly all the time, Manipur daily papers report about mishaps and loss of lives on streets. On Wednesday, a mother and her child passed on in a street mishap in Imphal West while they were conveying the dead body of the spouse of the perished lady in a vehicle which was hit by a truck. In March this year, three individuals from a family lost their lives while one managed wounds in a street mischance which occurred along the Imphal-Dimapur roadway at Koirengei.

Such tragedies are visit in Imphal generally in view of activity botch and expanding quantities of vehicles on streets, charge inhabitants of the city. Figures relating to street mishaps and passings are alarming. Truth be told, 15 individuals die everyhour in India because of road accidents.

“India tops the global list of deaths due to road accidents with 125,000 fatalities and at least 2.2 million serious injuries each year,” stated the latest WHO’s global status report on road safety.

The resident of Imphal say that the exertion of Facebook friends will go far in lessening the quantity of road accidents in the city. “It is likewise a sort of mindfulness program where regular people help men dressed in khaki to cut down accidents,” said one of the men having a place with the Facebook friends’ group.

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