Seven killed in road accident in three districts

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 10:36, May 02,2019 | Updated: 15:55, May 02,2019


Seven people were killed and 19 injured in separate road accidents in Bagerhat, Rajshahi and Jashore on Thursday and Wednesday.

In Bagerhat, three people were killed and five injured after a truck hit a human hauler on Khulna-Mongla Highway in Rampal upazila on Thursday.

Two of the deceased were Shohag Sheikh, 35, son of Jalil Sheikh of Haldibunia village, and Sanjib, 40. Both hailed from the upazila.

Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Highway police, said that the accident took place at Bhagabazar around 7:00am.

The victims were killed on the spot when a Mongla-bound truck hit the human hauler, he added.

Police recovered the bodies and sent them to a local hospital for autopsy.

In Rajshahi, three people were killed and 12 injured when a bus turned turtle at Mirganj Bazar in Bagha upazila around 7:00am.

The deceased were Abu Hanif, 28, the bus driver’s assistant, Manwara Begum, 42, wife of Mansur Rahman, and Badal Bewa, 65, wife of Piar Uddin of the upazila.

Police said the Rajshahi-bound passenger bus collided head-on with a trolley before it hit a tree and overturned.

All three victims were killed on the spot, said Mohsin Ali, officer-in-charge of Bagha police station.

The injured were taken to a local hospital.

In Jashore, police said 20-year-old Hasan Ali from Sharsha upazila was killed and two others were injured when a motorbike hit a roadside tree on Gorpara-Shikarpur road in the upazila on Wednesday night.

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