Student, minor girl killed in city road accidents

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:38, Dec 04,2020


A college student and a 10-year-old girl were killed and five other injured in road accidents in Jatrabari and Matijheel areas in Dhaka on Friday.

The deceased at Jatrabari was Iftekhar Ifty, 18, a higher secondary student of Rajarbagh Police Line School and College and the deceased at Matijheel was Sahiba Akhter, 10, of Keraniganj in Dhaka.

Iftekhar, a driving learner, was driving a motorcycle with his friend Ananta Barua on the pillion seat and collided head-on with a truck, said Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari police station.

He said that the two were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared Iftekhar dead around 11:00am, adding that police seized the truck but its driver managed to flee.

Motijheel police sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman said that 10-year-old Sahiba Akhter was killed as a bus and a CNG-run-auto-rickshaw collided head-on in front of Janata Bank near Shapla roundabout in Motijheel area at about 9:00am.

He said that three others of her family and the auto-rickshaw driver were injured.

Mizanur said that the bus of Makka Paribahan crashed head-on with the auto-rickshaw, leaving the passengers and driver injured. They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared the girl dead.

The bus was seized and driver was arrested, he said.

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