7 killed in Nawabganj, Cumilla road accidents

United News of Bangladesh . Keraniganj | Published: 01:28, Apr 05,2021


Four people were killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Nawabganj road on Sunday morning.

One of the deceased was identified as auto-rickshaw driver Uzzal, 27,of Mugarchar of Keraniganj and the identities of three auto-rickshaw passengers, aged between 25 to 40 years, could not be known yet.

The accident took place as a covered van of Butter Bond company hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from behind near Tulshikhani bridge at about 7:00am, said highway police.

The covered van managed to flee after the incident.

Witnesses said the unidentified victims came here from Rangpur to work as farm labourer.

Hearing the news over enforcement of lockdown, they were returning to their village, he said.

Nawabganj police said that Srinagar police would take necessary steps as the accident occurred in Srinagar area.

In Cumilla, three people were killed as a truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw in Palpara area of sadar upazila on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Helal Mia, 60, Matin Mia, 65, and Abdul Kader, 70.

Officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station Md Anwarul Haque said that the truck hit the Mainamati-bound auto-rickshaw at about 9:30am, leaving its two passengers dead on the spot and injuring some others.

Later, one of the injured passengers died on way to a hospital.

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