Seven people, including three construction workers, were killed in road accidents in Savar, Chattogram and Narail between Monday night and Tuesday.
Three brick kilns workers and a truck driver were killed as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Ashulia Boro Bridge area near the Baipail-Abdullahpur Highway early Tuesday, reported United News of Bangladesh.
The deceased were identified as workers Arif Miah, Shahin, truck driver Mujahud and brick field guard Abdul Kader, 50.
The brick-laden truck plunged into a 40-feet deep ditch as its driver lost control over the wheel at about 5:30am, leaving four people, including the driver, missing, said officer-in-charge of Ashulia police station Rezaul Haque Dipu.
Later, divers from the fire service and civil defence station in Uttara recovered the bodies of the missing victims.
A man managed to swim ashore who was later admitted to a local hospital.
In Chattogram, a Chhatra League activist and his friend were killed as their motorcycle was hit by a truck in Chandnaish upazila on Monday night, reported our district correspondent.
The deceased were identified as Hamid Hasan Miskat, 22, an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, and resident of Purbakolaujan of Lohagara upazila, and Md Saiful Islam Roki, 22, resident of Patia upazila and a student of Mohsin College.
Chittagong Medical College and Hospital police outpost assistant sub-inspector Alauddin Talukder said that the accident took place when the truck hit the motorcycle at about 11:00pm on Monday, leaving Riku dead on the spot and Miskat critically injured.
Mishkat was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries at about 2:30am on Tuesday.
In Narail, the driver of a three-wheeler was killed and two others were injured after the vehicle collided head-on with a battery-run easy bike in Kalia upazila, reported Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
The deceased was identified as driver Israfil Sarder, 30, resident of village Mulsree under Naragati police station of the district.
Local people said that the accident took place in Mulsree area on the Kalia-Gopalganj Road at about 12:00pm, leaving Israfil dead on the spot.
Officer-in-charge of Naragati police station Md Alomgir Kabir said that a case was filed in this connection.
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