Road accidents kill 9 in 3 dists

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:35, Jan 28,2020 | Updated: 01:40, Jan 29,2020


At least nine people were killed and 17 others injured in road accidents in Sylhet, Chattogram and Moulvibazar on Tuesday.

New Age correspondent in Sylhet reports that at least five people were killed and four others injured in three accidents in Sylhet.

The deceased are Akther Miah, 42, of Habiganj and Abdur Rakib, 35, of Habiganj, Muzahidur Rahman, 34, of Moulvibazar, Al Amin, 25, of Pabna and Dabirul Islam, 35, of Dinajpur.

Moulvibazar Sadar police officer-in-charge Alamgir Hossain said that a speeding pick-up van had collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Moulvibazar-Sylhet Road at Baurbhag at about 7:30am, killing the auto-rickshaw driver Muzahidur and passenger Al Amin on the spot and injuring four other passengers.

He said that the bodies had been sent to Moulvibazar General Hospital for autopsy and the injured had been also admitted there.

Shayesthaganj highway police officer-in-charge KM Nazrul Islam said that a speeding vehicle had smashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet national highway at Baganbari in Bahubal of Habiganj early morning, leaving the auto-rickshaw driver Akhter Miah and his friend Abdur Rakib dead on the spot.

The bodies had been handed over to their relatives without autopsy following an order issued by the local administration, he added.

In the third incident, a tractor plunged into a roadside ditch at Lakshmiprasad Pashchim in Kanaighat of Sylhet at about 8:00am, killing the drive immediately.

Kanaighat police officer-in-charge Shamsuddoha said that the body had been sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

New Age correspondent in Chattogram reports that two people died on the spot and 10 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch and overturned at Pahartali Pink city area in Raozan upazila.

The deceased are Jahanara Begum, 55, a resident of Shilok area and bus driver assistant Imam Hossain, 45, said Raozan police officer-in-charge Kefayat Ullah.

Among the injured are Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology teachers Mohammad Abdur Razzaq of mechanical engineering department and Nadia Mahjabin of petroleum and mining engineering department.

New Age correspondent in Moulvibazar reports that two people were killed and three others injured in a collision of a CNG-run autorickshaw and a pickup van on the Moulvibazar-Sherpur regional highway at Baurbhag in Moulvibazar at about 8:00am.

The deceased are Mujahidur Rahman, 35, of Moulvibazar, and Al Amin of Iswardi of Pabna while the injured are Nogendra Sutradhor,50, Shahanur Miah, 44, of Sunamgonj and Arman Miah, 34, of Gajipur.

All the injured were admitted into Moulvibazar General Hospital.

Moulvibazar model police sub-inspector Kamal Uddin said that the auto-rickshaw was going from Moulvibazar to Sherpur and the pickup van was coming from Sherpur to Moulvibazar and both vehicles collided head on due to dense fog.

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