At least eight people were killed and seven injured in road accidents in Rangpur, Mymensingh, Gazipur and Jhenaidah on Wednesday.
New Age correspondent in Rangpur reports that three people were killed and two others injured when a bus and an ambulance collided face-to-face on the Rangpur–Dinajpur highway at Basurbanda in Taraganj at about 7:30am.
One of the deceased was identified as Rubel Miah who was driving the ambulance.
Taraganj police officer-in-charge Mohammad Zinnat Ali said that a Dipjol Paribahan bus on Dhaka–Saidpur route collided with the ambulance carrying patients from the opposite direction, leaving three people dead on the spot.
Being informed, police sent the injured to the Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
The police officer said that police seized the bus and failed to arrest the bus driver and his assistant as they fled away.
Our Mymensingh correspondent reports that one was killed and five others injured in a collision of three buses and two trucks in dense fog on Dhaka–Mymensingh national highway at Kazir Shimla in Trishal at about 8:30am.
The deceased was Abul Hossain, 40, of Sherpur. He was an assistant to the driver of one of the buses.
Trishal fire service station in-charge Munim Sarowar said that a bus from Shepur hit a sand-laden truck from behind on the highway in front of the Kazir Shimla High School.
Then another bus hit the first bus from behind and then a truck hit the second bus from behind and lastly the third bus hit the second truck from behind.
In the clash, the first bus driver’s assistant and five passengers got injuries.
Injured Abul succumbed to his injuries at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital later.
New Age correspondent in Gazipur reports that a person was killed as a motor vehicle ran over him when he was crossing the Dhaka-Tangail national highway at Chandra Palli Bidyut at Kaliakoir in the morning.
The deceased was Ansarul Haque, 41, of Palichora in Rangpur. He was working as a junior administrative officer at an apparel factory at Kaliakoir.
Salna highway police officer-in-charge Mujibur Rahman said that Ansarul was crossing the highway for going to his office.
He said that police had sent the body to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
In Jhenaidah, three people, including a minor boy, were killed and four others injured in two road accidents on Wednesday, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
The deceased were Kamal Hossain, 31, Kholilur Rahman, 42 and Rony Ahmed, 10.
Jhenaidah additional police super Milu Mia Biswas said that the accident occurred when a human-hauler locally known as Alam Shadhu collided head-on with a truck at Bazrapur in Moheshpur in the morning.
Kamal died on the spot while Kholilur succumbed to his injuries on way to Jashore General Hospital.
Four others injured in the accident were admitted to Kotchandpur Upazila Health Complex.
In another accident, Class IV student Rony Ahmed was killed when a microbus ran over him at Shahpur Ghighati in Kaliganj in Jhenaidah in the morning.
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