National handball goalkeeper among 13 killed in road accidents

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:15, Feb 22,2020 | Updated: 00:28, Feb 23,2020


At least 13 people, including a national handball team player, were killed in road accidents in Tangail, Kushtia, Pabna, Natore, Manikganj and Gopalganj in last two days.

New Age correspondent in Tangail reports that at least 4 killed and three others injured in a road accident in front of Jui-Juthi petrol pump at Gorai Sohagpara under Mirzapur upazila in the district Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as Zahanur Begum, 18, wife of Sultan Miah of Gobindoray village under Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha, Tapon Chandra Das, 25, son of Amullo Chandra Das of Gobindoray village under Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha, Morjina Begum, 27, wife of Al Amin of Gopalpur in Tangail and Rasheda Begum, 35, of Rangpur.

The accident took place when a passengers-laden human hauler from Gorai came to the petrol pump for taking fuel, a covered van knocked it from behind, leaving two dead on the spot and injuring five others, said Gorai highway police officer-in-charge Md Moniruzzaman.

Injured were admitted to Kumudini Medical College Hospital where two others died at about 1:00pm. Injured Helena, Parvin and Rezia are getting treatment at the hospital. All of the victims were working with Nasir Glass Company. The bodies were handed over to the relatives as per permission of the magistrate, the officer said.

New Age correspondent in Kushtia reported that Bangladesh national handball team goalkeeper Sohanur Rahman Sohan died in a road accident in Kusthia town on Friday at the age of 21.

Critically injured at Hosenabad in a motorcycle accident, Sohanur succumbed to his injuries at 2:30pm while being taken to Dhaka for treatment.

He was in the national team for the 13th South Asian Games in December last year. He was also a member of the national youth handball team.

In another incident in Kushthia, a trolley driver and his assistant were killed and two others injured in a road accident at Toshmail in Bheramara on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Shukur Ali, 35, son of Mohor Ali and Alamin, 18, son of Atahar Ali. Both are residents of Moslempur village. The accident took place on Kushtia-Ishwardi Highway at about 8:30am as a truck hit their vehicle, coming from the opposite direction, leaving the duo dead on the spot and two others injured, said Bheramara police officer-in-charge Shahjalal Islam.

New Age correspondent in Pabna reported that a motorcyclist and a pillion rider were killed in a collision with a bus at Muladuli in Ishwardi upazila on Friday evening.

The deceased were identified as Bacchu Mondal, 40, son of late Abu Taher and Bulbul Sheikh, 22, son of Mofizul Islam.  Both are from Goualbathan in Ishwardi.

The incident took place at Muladuli sugarcane farm area on the Dhaka-Ishwardi highway at about 6.30pm when the two were riding a motorcycle and a Kushtia-bound bus hit them from the opposite direction, leaving the two motorcyclists dead on the spot, said Ishwardi police officer-in-charge Bahauddin Faruki.

New Age correspondent in Manikganj reported that a passerby was killed as a bus ran over him at Manikganj bus stand on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway on Saturday.

The victim was Faruk Hossain, 35, son of Habul Mia of Ghona in Manikganj Sadar. He was a car driver by profession. Golora highway police officer-in-charge Lutfar Rahman said that Faruk, who was waiting for a bus to go to Dhaka, was killed as a Dhaka-bound bus of Padma Line Paribahan ran over him at about 8:30 am on Saturday.

In Natore, a Rajshahi-bound speeding truck rammed into a motorcycle near Bon Belgharia area at about 8:00pm on Saturday, injuring two riders seriously, reports  Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.

Natore General Hospital’s residential medical officer Md Rasel said that the victims were brought to the hospital by locals and the attending doctors declared them dead.

The deceased were identified as Golam Nabi, 40 of Durgapur upazila of Rajshahi district, and his brother-in-law Foysal Ahmed, 30 of Chondrokala village of Natore district.

In Gopalganj, an old van-puller was seriously injured when a local minibus hit his vehicle from behind and pushed it to 50 yards ahead at Muksudpur on Saturday morning, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.

On information, fire service officials rushed to the spot and took the injured to Muksudpur Upazila Health Complex.

But later, he died on his way to Gopalganj hospital for better treatment, said Muksudpur Fire Service senior fireman Rois Fokir.

The victim was identified as Zafar Munshi, 70, of Gobindapur in Gopalganj.

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