At least five people were killed and six more were injured in road accidents in Sirajganj, Thakurgaon, Satkhira and Kushtia on Saturday.
New Age correspondent in Sirajganj reported that a man and his nephew were killed and three were injured in a collision of two trucks on Saidabad-Nalka highway at Kashem’s crossing in Kamarkhand on the west end of Bangabandhu Bridge around 7:45am.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Majid Majumder, 60, resident of Senpara in Mirpur 10 in the capital and his nephew Abdul Khaleq, 55.
Bangabandhu Bridge West police station officer-in-charge Syed Shahid Alam said that a speedy truck hit another truck from behind, leaving two passengers in the cabin of the second truck died on the spot.
Police and fire service members recovered the injured and sent them to the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj.
The bodies were handed over to the families, he added.
Our correspondent at Islamic University reported that a motorcyclist died on the spot when he fell on the road losing control at Satbaria in Bheramara of Kushtia around 2:00pm.
The deceased was identified as Ujjal Hossain, 25, son of Sadek Ali, a resident of the village.
Bheramara police station officer-in-charge Molla Khabir Ahmed told New Age that after recovering the body they sent it to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that a man was killed and three others were injured when a microbus collided head-on with a truck on Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway at Khochabari area in Thakurgaon in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Khejmot Ali, 35, of Bhabanipur in Ranisangkail.
Officer-in-Charge of Thakurgaon Sadar police Ashikur Rahman said after the accident Khejmot was taken to Thakurgaon General Hospital, where the duty doctors declared him dead.
Police seized the microbus from the spot. A case was filed in this regard.
United News of Bangladesh reported that a college teacher died on the spot after an oil-laden truck run over her on Satkhira-Khulna highway near the Pallibidyut office at Patkelghata area in Satkhira in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Jahanara Khatun, 38, wife of Shahadat Hossain of Tala’s Nawapara area and a lecturer of biology at Patkelghata Harun-Ur-Rashid College.
Patkelghata Police Station officer-in-charge Rezaul Islam said they arrested the truck driver and sent the body was sent to Satkhira General Hospital for an autopsy.
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