At least eight people killed in road accidents in four districts

New Age . Online Desk | Published: 11:35, Feb 05,2020 | Updated: 14:22, Feb 05,2020


At least eight people, including a child, died in road accidents in Rajshahi, Patuakhali, Chattogram, and Tangail on Wednesday and Tuesday.

United News of Bangladesh reports that in Rajshahi, two schoolboys were killed and another was injured after being run over by a microbus in Sadhur Moar area of Godagari upazila on Wednesday morning.

The deceased were Abdur Alim Sohag, 12, and Sumon, 11, of Ratahari area of the upazila. They were Class V students of Ratahari BRAC School.

They were going to school when the microbus hit their bicycle at about 9:45am, leaving Sohag and Sumon dead on the spot and another injured, said Khairul Islam, officer-in-charge of Godagari police station.

On information, police recovered the bodies while injured Jahid Hasan, 11, was taken to upazila health complex for treatment, the OC said. Police are yet to arrest anyone over the incident.

Our Patuakhali correspondent reports that an eight-year old child named Suha Rakhine was killed in a collision between a BRTC bus and a lorry in front of Yusufpur Madrassah on Kuakata Highway.

The victim, daughter of Ubachur Rakhine, fall victim of the road accident while crossing the road.  

United News of Bangladesh reports that at least three people were killed in a head-on collision between a lorry and a pickup van on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Bashbaria in Sitakunda upazila in the early morning.

The deceased were identified as Fazlu Bepary, 60, Hannan, 42, and Nurul Amin, 55.

The accident took place at about 4:45am when the stone-laden lorry from Dhaka hit the Dhaka-bound green chilli-laden pickup van, leaving the three killed on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Kumira highway police camp Mohammad Abdullah.

On information, police went to the spot and recovered the bodies, he said.

Our Tangail correspondent reports that two police officials died in road accidents in the districts on Wednesday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Arman Rayhan, 22, a police constable, was killed when a college bus of Government Saadat College ran over him in front of Tangail Roads and Highway Office at about 8:00am.

He hailed form village Narandhi of Monohardhi upazila in Narshingdi, said Md Shafiqul Islam, additional police superintendent of Tangail.

‘Arman was going to his workplace at Tangail Police Lines. When he reached near Roads and Highway Office on Mymensigh Road, the bus ran over him.

Local people took critically injured Arman to Tangail 250-bedded General Hospital where duty doctors declared him dead,’ he said.

Police seized the bus and detained the driver.

Earlier, on Tuesday morning, a lorry ran over traffic constable, Saydul Islam, 42, in Rabna Bypass area in the district.

Ahaduzzaman Miah, additional police superintended, said that Saydul’s colleagues took him to Tangail 250-bedded General Hospital where duty doctors declared him dead.

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