At least three people — two transport workers and a university student — were killed and 11 more were injured in road accidents in Manikganj, Munshiganj and Natore on Thursday.
United News Bangladesh reported that a truck driver was killed and 10 bus passengers were injured in a head-on collision of a bus and a truck on the Dhaka-Aricha national highway at Pachuria in Ghior upazila of Manikganj at about 6:00am.
The deceased was Rakib Hossain, son of Yakub Ali of village Shibrampur in Faridpur.
Police officials said that the bus crashed into the truck at a high speed and Rakib died on the spot.
The fire fighters had to be called in to pull the body out of the mangled truck and the injured people were sent to the hospitals, they added.
Commuters on the route suffered traffic congestion for two hours on the highway with a three-kilometre-long tailback on each side from the spot of the accident.
Traffic movement resumed at about 8:00am after the police towed away the vehicles involved in the accident.
New Age correspondent in Munshiganj reported that a pick-up van assistant was killed and the van driver was injured in a collision of two vehicles on Dhaka-Chattogram national highway at Baoshia Pakhir turning area at about 7:00am.
The deceased was Abdul Salam, resident of Chatmohor in Pabna.
Gazaria fire service station team leader Saidur Rahman Khan Dipu told New Age that the pickup van on Dhaka-Cumilla route collided with an unidentified vehicle.
Bhaberchar highway police in-charge Salauddin said that the body was at the station.
New Age Jahangirnagar University correspondent reported that a third-year student of the university was killed when his motorcycle hit a roadside tree at Bagatipara in Natore early Thursday.
The deceased was Abdullah Al Mahmud Shafi, 22, of Natore, a student of the public administration department and resident of Al-Beruni Hall of the university.
The department chairman Professor Md Nurul Amin confirmed the incident.
After the accident, seriously-injured Shafi was taken to Bagatipara Upazila Health Complex, from where he was transferred to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital in a deteriorating condition.
At the latter hospital, an on-duty doctor declared him dead about 2:00am, said sub-inspector Shahin Akhter Tumpa of Rajpara police station under the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.
JU vice-chancellor Professor Farzana Islam and Professor Nurul expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the student in separate statements.
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