Three killed in road accidents

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on February 29, 2020

At least three people died and three others were injured in road accidents in Pabna and Gopalganj on Friday.

New Age correspondent in Pabna reports that at least two people were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Madhpur area on Pabna-Dhaka highway of Ataikula in Pabna Friday morning.

The deceased were identified as Babu Hossain, 50, and Abdul Hamid, 40, of village Madhpur in Pabna.

The accident took place at about 6:00am when a collision took place between a truck and a covered van, leaving Abdul Hamid dead on the spot and four others injured, said Madhpur highway police camp in-charge Sergeant Aminul Islam.

A fire service team rushed to the spot and rescued the deceased and injured people and took them to Pabna Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared Babu dead.

Of the injured Abdul Latif, 30, and Nazir Hossain, 30, were shifted from Pabna Medical College Hospital to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in a critical condition.

Police seized the truck but the driver and his assistant fled, the in-charge said.

A case was filed with Ataikula police station in this regard.

In a separate incident, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reports that a man was killed in a road accident in Charchapta area on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway at Kashiani in Gopalganj Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Idris Mollah, 45, of Charchapta area.

Vatiapara highway police source said that the accident occurred when a microbus hit Idris from behind in the area at about 6:00am as he was crossing the road, leaving him dead on the spot.

A case was filed in this connection, the source added.