Road crashes kill seven

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:25, Sep 09,2019


At least seven people were killed and 12 were injured in road accidents in Gazipur, Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi and Khulna on Sunday. 

New Age Correspondent in Gazipur reported that two women died on the spot and another injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Telerchala area under Kaliakoir Upazila in the afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Tasrin Bagum, 50, wife of Younus Ali of Kamrangachala area of Kaliakoir and Aysha Akther Aliya , 25, wife of Rubel of Konabari area of Gazipur city.

Mujibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Salna Highway Police Station, said that Aliya, Tasrin and the latter’s son Al-amin were off to Kamrangachala by a battery-run rickshaw van.

As a bus hit the van from behind and all three passengers, including the van driver fell on the highway, a covered van ran over the women.

Afterwards, movement of the vehicles snapped for half an hour on highway.

The bodies were sent to the Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital morgue while police arrested the covered van driver and a case was filed at Kaliakoir police station.

New Age Correspondent in Sylhet reported that a minor boy died on the spot and four people were injured when an auto-rickshaw plunged into a Habiganj-Shayesthaganj roadside ditch at Ratanpur under Sadar police station in Habiganj in the afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Emon, 10, son of Sufi Maih of village Alalpur at Shayesthaganj upazila in Habiganj. The victims were all auto-rickshaw passengers.

Habiganj police officer-in-charge Mashuk Ali said that before the accident the auto-rickshaw driver was trying to overtake another vehicle.

The injured were rushed to Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital where Emon’s body was sent to the morgue.

Later, Emon’s father Sufi Miah and mother Mazeda Begum were referred to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated.

New Age Correspondent in Brahmanbaria reported that a school boy was killed and another student was injured in a head-on collision between a motorcycle and an auto-rickshaw on Akhaura-Agartala road in Noorpur area in Akhaura around 11.30am.

The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam Sraban, 15, son of Alamgir Hossain of village Kenduai under Akhaura south union and a Class VIII student of Shaheed Nawab Memorial School.

Witnesses said that Srabon was going to Akhaura upazila with his friend Masum by a motorcycle of the latter one.

Srabon died on the way to the hospital, confirmed Akhaura police station officer-in-charge Md Rasul Ahmed Nizami.

Our Correspondent in Khulna reported that a BRAC Bank official died on the spot when a truck hit a motorcycle carrying him and ran over him on the Khulna-Satkhira highway at Nijkhamar area around 7:00am.

The deceased was identified as Abdus Sattar, 37, son of Ansar Ali from Sharaskathi village under Keshabpur upazila in Jashore. He was posted in Gopalganj.

Lobonchora police station sub-inspector Ratneshwar Mondol said that the body was sent to the Khulna medical College Hospital.

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that a teacher and a student were killed and five more students were injured in two separate accidents in Rajshahi.

The deceased were identified as Anwarul Akter Rony, 38, a teacher of Dhopaghata High School under Paba upazila and education and training affairs secretary of Rajshahi city unit of Juba league and Asadul Islam, 12, a Class VI student of Jhikra High School under Bagmara upazila of the district.

Rezaul Hassan, officer-in-charge of Paba Police Station, said a truck rammed Rony on the Rajshahi-Naogaon highway at Puthiyapara area in the afternoon.

In a separate incident, Asadul died on the spot and five more students sustained injuries when a human hauler turned turtle and fell into a roadside ditch.

The injured were admitted to a local hospital for treatment, said Bagmara Police Station officer-in-charge Ataur Rahman.

Meanwhile, on Saturday night a youth was killed and another was injured while a Victor Paribahan bus hit both of them in Kamar Para area in Uttara.

The deceased was identified as Mehedi Hasan Chhoton, 19, son of Md Yusuf Mia.

Uttara West police station officer-in-charge Tapan Kumar Saha told New Age that the incident took place after esha prayer and Chhoton died at a local hospital at same night.

He said brother of the deceased filed a case mentioning that Chhoton was trying to cross the road and added that the driver was currently in two-day remand. 

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