Eight killed in road accidents in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:36, Sep 05,2019 | Updated: 00:10, Sep 06,2019


A man stands in front of a damaged lorry after a road accident in College Road area in Sherpur on Thursday, September 5, 2019. At least three people died in the accident. — Md Nazmul Huda Nasim

At least eight people, including four transport workers, were killed and six injured in road accidents in Dhaka, Bogura, Lakshmipur, Manikganj and Gopalganj on Thursday. 

The New Age Correspondent in Bogura reported that four people died and three were injured in two separate accidents in the district.

The deceased were identified as Hafizul Islam, 32, son of Khoyer Uddin from Dakkhin Gopal Roy village under Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat, Kamal  Hossain, 33, son of Khoka Mia from Uttar Hazipara village under Thakurgaon sadar, Rifat Hossain, 24, son of Golap Hossain from Purba Nargun village under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila and Amena Khatun, 55, wife of late Abdul Hamid Bulu from Ulipur village under Sherpur.

Three transport workers were killed and three injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on the Dhaka-Rangpur national highway on College Road in Sherpur at about 4:15am.

Additional superintendent of police (Sherpur-Dhunot circle) Gaziur Rahman and Sherpur Fire Service station officer Ratan Hossain confirmed that a banana-laden truck was going to Dhaka from Bogura and a rod-laden one was coming from Dhaka.

As the trucks collided head-on with six people inside the vehicles the driver and his assistant of the banana-laden truck, Kamal and Rifat, died on the spot.

After fire service members rushed the four injured to the Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College hospital the other truck driver, Hafizul, died there. 

In another accident in Hazipur area by the same highway, housewife Amena died on the spot when she was trying to cross the highway and a Shaymoli Paribahan bus hit her around 7:00am.

In the capital, a music director was killed when he was sandwiched between two running buses in front of the East West Medical College on the Dour embankment around 11:00am.

The deceased was identified as Parvez Rob, 56.

Nirmal Chandra Dev, sub-inspector, Turag Police Station, told New Age that Parvez was standing beside a standing bus on the road and trying to flag down a running bus for going to old Dhaka.

The driver of the running bus rammed him against the standing bus, critically injuring him.

Locals rushed Parvez to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital while he died on the way.

Locals seized the running bus and police were trying to arrest the driver, said Nirmal.

A case was in process, he added.

Our Lakshmipur Correspondent reported that a motorcyclist died on the spot when a four-wheeler vehicle hit his bike on the Lakshmipur–Ramgati road in Shaodagar area under Kamalnagar upazila in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Md Khokon, 45, son of Md Taslimur Rahman from Char Lawrence union in the upazila. He was an expatriate.

Quoting witnesses, Lakshmipur Sadar police sub-inspector Md Motaher said that a passenger-laden leguna hit the motorcycle. The body was sent to the Sadar hospital morgue for autopsy.

The New Age Correspondent in Manikganj reported that a pedestrian was killed when a Dhaka-bound bus of Selfie Paribahan ran over him on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Falasatia under Shibalay upazila in Manikganj at about 10:30am.

The deceased was identified as Shafiz Uddin, 70, son of late Riaz Uddin from Raghunathpur village of the upazila.

Barangail police outpost sub-inspector Arifur Rahman said that critically injured Shafiz died on his way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

The Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that a microbus driver died on the spot and three were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Dasher Hat area under Moksudpur upazila in Gopalganj at about 8:00am.

The deceased was identified as Jamal Hossain, 45, from Kashiani upazila.

Moksudpur police station officer-in-charge Mostofa Kamal Pasha said that the body was sent to Gopalganj General Hospital and the injured were admitted to Moksudpur Upazila Health Complex.

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