Road accidents kill 7 in 4 districts

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:07, Aug 17,2019 | Updated: 01:39, Aug 18,2019


At least seven people were killed and 10 were injured in road mishaps in Narsingdi, Bogura, Magura and Jashore on Saturday. 

Four people were killed and another was injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in front of Kararchar Madina Jute Mills under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi around 3:00am, reports United News of Bangladesh.

The deceased were identified as Akib Hossain, 27, Jannatul Ferdous and 25, Sadia Akhter, 24, and the private car driver Emran, 32. Three other victims were car passengers.

Jakrul Kabir, Itakhola Highway Police Camp sergeant, said that the Sylhet-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus collided with the Dhaka-bound car, leaving three people dead on the spot.

Critically injured Akib Hossain and Sajal Mia were admitted to Narsingdi General Hospital where Akib Hossain died.

Sajal was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Jakrul added.

New Age Correspondent in Bogura reported that one woman was killed and eight more were injured a head of collision of two CNG-run auto-rickshaws on Charpara-Syed Ahmed College road in Sonatala around 1:30pm.

The deceased was identified as Kohinur Begum, 40, wife of Ataur Rahman Sheikh from Aguniatair village.

Sonatala police station officer-in-charge Abdullah Al Masud Chowdhury said that the accident took place as the auto-rickshaw driver tried to save a cow on the road.

Kohinur died on her way to hospital and the injured were admitted to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital and a local health complex.

New Age correspondent in Magura reported that a motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured in a head-on collision of a bus and a motorcycle on Magura-Sreepur road at Borishat Bazar area around 7:30am.

The deceased was identified as Ziaur Rahman, from Kalukhali village under Pangsha in Rajbari. Police sources said that Ziaur and Shamsuzzaman were going to Jashore from Kalukhali village by the motorcycle. Following the collision Ziaur died on the spot and injured Shamsuzzaman admitted at the Magura 250-bed Hospital.

Police seized the bus but the driver managed to flee.

New Age correspondent in Jashore reported that a three-wheeler driver died on the spot as his vehicle fell into a roadside ditch at Galgalia village under Bagharpara in the early hours.

The deceased was identified as Fazlur Rahman, 20, from Shukhdebpur village under Bagharpara and during accident he was on the way to home, said Bagharpara police station officer in-charge Jasim Uddin.  

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