Road accidents claim six lives in four districts

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 10:11, Dec 15,2018


At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Pabna, Rajshahi, Sirajganj and Jashore districts on Friday.

In Pabna, a motorcyclist and his wife were killed as his vehicle rammed into a roadside tree after losing control over the steering on Chatmohor-Tebunia road in Neutigachha area of Chatmohor upazila.

The deceased were Monirul Islam, 45, assistant accountant of Faridpur LGED office and son of late Sirajul Islam of SR Para in Bhangura municipality area, and his wife Afroza Khatun, 35.

Quoting witness, officer-in-charge of Chatmohor Police Station Nasir Uddin said Monirul’s motorcycle hit the tree while giving side to a dog around 4:30pm, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the bodies from the spot, he added.

In Rajshahi, two women were killed after being hit by a speeding truck on Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway in Gopalhati Fakirparadhalan area of Putia upazila sadar.

The deceased were identified as Suruji Biswas, 35, wife of Dhiren Biswas and Sheuli Biswas, 25, wife of Shyamol Biswas, both hailing from Dhananjoypara village in the upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Putia Police Station Sakil Uddin Ahmed said the truck hit two passengers of a human hauler when they fell down on road after a wheel of the vehicle severed from it, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

Five female passengers and the driver of the human hauler were injured. One of the injured were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital considering the severity of her injury, said police.

In Sirajganj, a member of Bangladesh Military was killed and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Mulibari in the district sadar.

The deceased was Zahidul Islam, 28, hailing from Alamdanga upazila in Chudanga district and a Lance Corporal of Bangladesh Army posted at Ghatail Cantonment in Tangail.

In Jashore, a van driver named Zahanur, 40, resident of Kandanpur village in Monirampur upazila, was killed while two others injured as his vehicle collided head-on with a truck on Jashore-Chuknagar road in Monirampur sadar upazila. 

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