Woman, man die in accidents

Our Correspondent . Rangpur | Published: 00:28, Sep 29,2019


A young man and a college girl were killed in road accidents in Rangpur and Magura.

The college girl was killed in a road accident on Rangpur-Dhaka highway on Saturday noon in Dharmodas area on the outskirts of the city.

The victim, Eti Akhtar, 17, daughter of Dulal Miah, a resident of Mirganj Thamphat area of the city, was an HSC second-year student of Government Begum Rokeya College.

Police said a Dhaka-bound speeding bus of Sha Fateh Ali transport ran over Eti as she was crossing the highway near Bangladesh Rice Research Institute office while going to college. She died on the spot.

Local people put barricade on the road for an hour protesting at the death. Traffic on the both sides of the highway remained stranded. Later, police came and brought the situation under control.

Tajhat police officer-in-charge Rukonuzzaman said police seized the bus, but the driver and his assistant managed to flee the scene.  

Police sent the body to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination.

United News of Bangladesh reports from Magura: A man was killed after his motorbike hit a roadside tree in Goaldaha village in Sreepur upazila of Magura on Friday night.

The deceased was identified as Shawon Bishwas, 22, son of Ibadat Bishwas of Chandrapara village in the area.

Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sreepur Police Station, said the motorcycle hit a roadside tree, leaving Shwaon dead on the spot and another rider, Milon Molla, 22, severely injured.

They were going to Dariapur village from Sachilapur bazaar, the OC added.

The injured was admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital.  

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