At least nine people were killed and 58 were injured, including 40 Islamic University students and teachers, in road accidents in Gopalganj, Mymensingh, Cumilla, Jamalpur and Kushtia on Friday.
Five people were killed and five more were injured when a bus hit a three-wheeler vehicle on Dhaka-Khulna national highway at Pona Bus Stand area in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj, reports New Age correspondent of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University.
The deceased were identified as Bodir, 30, Mizan, 43, Sumon, 28, Sirajul and Layek. The victims were day labourers, residents of Purulia area in Kashiani and passengers of the three-wheeler.
Kashiani police station officer-in-charge Azizur Rahman said that around 8:00am, a Falguni Paribahan bus hit the three-wheeler vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
Three passengers died on the spot and seven others received injuries, he said.
Azizur said that another victim died on the way to the hospital and the fifth one died at the Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital.
The injured were admitted to Kashiani Upazila Health Complex and Faridpur Medical College Hospital.
New Age Mymensingh correspondent reports that two people were killed and nine were injured in a collision of a tractor, a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Sherpur road at Modhupur area under Tarakanda in the afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Alal Kazi, 34, and Rashedul Islam, 17, son of Shahjahan Mia. Both victims were residents of Raotanbari village in the upazila.
Tarakanda police officer-in-charge Abul Khayer said that one of the victims died on the spot and another died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
Three were still critically injured, said doctors at the hospital.
At Nimshar area in Cumilla, a Comilla University student died on the spot and two others were injured as a bus hit an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Chittagong national highway, reports the university correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Sujan Ahmed, 21, a final-year student of accounting and information system department and resident of Nimsar village in Burichang upazila of Cumilla.
Police said that Sujan was in an auto-rickshaw with his mother and sister-in-law.
When the auto was trying to cross the highway the bus hit it at about 5:00pm. Sujan died and his mother and sister-in-law were injured, said Burichang police station officer-in-charge Mozammel Haque.
They were admitted to Cumilla Medical College Hospital, he added.
New Age Islamic University correspondent said that at least 38 students and two teachers of management department of the university were injured in a road accident in Bittipara area under Islamic University police station in Kushtia.
Two injured teachers are associate professors Murshid Alam and Dhononjoy Kumar.
IU police station officer-in-charge Jahangir Arif said that a university bus carrying the teachers and students hit a roadside tree on its way to returning to the campus at about 1:30am after completing a fieldwork from Naogaon.
Police rescued the injured people and admitted them to Kushtia Sadar Hospital and Islamic University Medical centre.
The condition of the bus driver was critical, the OC added.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reports that a man was killed and two others were injured when a bicycle collided head-on with a motorcycle at around 11:30am in Islampur upazila under Jamalpur.
The deceased was identified as Delu Miah, 35, son of Shamsul Miah at village Kharma Bazar in Dewanganj upazila of the district.
Police sources said that the attending doctors at Islampur Health Complex declared Delu dead while two critically injured people were sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
A case was filed with Islampur police station.
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