At least 16 people were killed in five road accidents in five districts on Friday.
Of the deceased, seven people, including six of a family, were killed in an accident in Manikganj.
Besides, six were killed in Tangail and one each was killed in Magura, Natore, and Bhola districts.
New Age correspondent in Manikganj reported that at least seven people, including six of a family, were killed when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided head-on with a bus on the Manikganj-Doulatpur road in Doulatpur area in Manikganj at about 2:00pm on Friday.
Doulatpur police station officer-in-charge Rejaul Karim said that the six family members are Hare Krishna Badyakar, 55, his son Gobinda Badyakar, 28, daughter-in-law Babita Badyakar, 25, grand-daughter Radhe Badyakar, 4, aunt Khushi Badyakar, 52, and cousin Ram Prashad Badyakar, 30, and the other victim was the auto-rickshaw driver Jamal Sheikh, 30.
The victims are of village Chasha Bhadra under Nagarpur upazila in Tangail.
New Age correspondent in Tangail, quoting Gorai highway police outpost in-charge Mozaffar Hossein, reported that at least six people were killed and five others injured when a Dhaka-bound vegetable-laden truck hit a standing bus of Seba Classic Paribahan on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu bridge highway at Kurni area under Mirzapur upazila on Friday morning.
The deceased were Hannan Mandal, 50, of Baramabari, Md Ashraful Islam, 43, and Sitajul Islam, 31, of Dhalakandi, Nurunnahar, 14, and Shawkat Hossain, 12 of village Harirampur and Syed Ali, 50, of village Kholahati, all under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur.
Mozaffar said that four died on the spot while two others died at Mirzapur’s Kumudini Women’s Medical College Hospital. Five others, who were critically injured, were admitted to the hospital.
Police removed the bus from the highway and seized the truck from the spot and took the vehicles to the highway police outpost while the truck driver and its staff fled the scene, the police officer added.
New Age correspondent in Magura, quoting Ramnagar highway police outpost inspector Shahjalal Babul, reported that a 25-year-old woman Swarna Biswas of village Thoipara under Shalikha in the district was killed and three of her family sustained injuries when a vegetable-laden truck fell on them after the driver lost control in Ramnagar Thakur Bari area on the Dhaka-Magura highway at about 2:00pm.
In Natore, 65-year-old Alal Fakir of Hazratpur under sadar upazila in the district was killed in the morning when a truck ran over him on the road near his home at about 6:00am, said Jhalmalia highway police outpost inspector Md Rezwanul Islam.
In Bhola, a motorbike driver Nizam Uddin Miron, 45, was killed and two more pillions were injured as a goods-laden covered-van collided head-on with a motorcycle on Bhola-Charfashion road at Bangla Bazar point in the district at about 1:00pm, said Banglabazar police investigation centre in-charge Golam Mostafa.
He said that Miron and the two pillion riders were on their way to Bhola town when the van crashed head-on with the motorbike.
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