5 killed, 20 injured in road accidents in dists

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:30, Oct 22,2020 | Updated: 00:27, Oct 23,2020


At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in road accidents on Thursday in Manikganj, Lakshmipur and Feni.

New Age correspondent in Manikganj reports that at least three people were killed and 20 others injured as a Dhaka-bound bus fell into a roadside ditch at Rishipara after the driver of the bus lost control over the steering on Hemayetpur-Singair-Manikganj road in Bakchar area of Singair upazila.

The deceased were identified as bus driver Ridoy Hossain, 28, passenger Anwara Begum, 65, and pedestrian Nikhil Sarkar, 25.

Officer-in-charge (investigation) of Singair police station Abul Kalam said that the Dhaka-bound bus of Shuktara Paribahan fell into the roadside ditch after the driver of the bus lost control over the steering to save the pedestrian Nikhil Sarker.

Three people, including the driver, died on the spot and injured 20 passengers.

The injured were sent to different hospitals and recovered bodies were sent to Manikganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.

Our Lakshmipur correspondent reports that district Chhatra League president Shahadat Hossain Sharif’s mother Shahida Begum, 55, died in Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday, a day after she was critically injured in a road accident in Jhumur Cinema Hall area of Lakshmipur municipality.

Lawyer Rassel Mahmud Panna, science and technology affairs secretary of the district Awami League, said that Shahida was returning home after visiting her old house with granddaughter.

On her way a speedy pick-up van hit her when she was crossing the road leaving her critically injured.

New Age Feni correspondent reports that a medical representative of a pharmaceutical company died at Chattogram Medical College Hospital after he was critically injured in a road accident at Daganbhuiyan upazila in Feni.

Deceased Manirul Islam Piyel, 30, was son of Alamgir Hossain, a resident of Omrabad village of the upazila.

Police said that a speedy truck hit Manirul when he was going back home by his motorcycle, leaving him critically injured.

Manirul was rushed to CMCH where he died early Thursday.

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