Three people killed in Cumilla, Satkhira road accidents

United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:20pm on November 13, 2019

At least three people were killed in road accidents in Cumilla and Satkhira on Wednesday.

In Cumilla, two people were killed after a pickup van plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Korpai of Burichang upazila in the early morning.

One of the deceased was identified as Syed Hossain, 30, from Cox’s Bazar while the identity of the other victim could not be ascertained immediately.

Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mainamati Highway police station, said that the accident took place around 5:30am when the Dhaka-bound fish-laden pickup van fell into a roadside ditch.

Two men, including the driver of the pickup van, were killed on the spot.

Police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations.

In Satkhira, a man was killed in a collision between a three-wheeler and a motorcycle at Patkelghata Bazar in the morning.

The deceased was Amit Debnath, 52, son of Jogendra Nath of village Khalishkhali of Tala upazila of Satkhira.

The accident took place as the three-wheeler hit the motorcycle from behind around 10:00am, leaving Amit critically injured, said Kazi Waheed Morshed, officer-in-charge of Petkelghata police station.

Later, he was taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, the OC added.