23 lose lives in road crashes across country during Eid holidays

Published: June 06, 2019 20:11:34 | Updated: June 07, 2019 17:45:13

Road crashes between Tuesday and Thursday killed at least 23 people when millions of people went to their village homes and tourist destinations to celebrate the long Eid-ul-Fitr vacation, reports UNB.

Accidents on highways during the holiday are common in Bangladesh. They are mostly blamed on reckless driving, unfit vehicles and dilapidated road conditions.

During the ongoing Eid vacation, road accidents left at least 99 others injured.

The accidents were reported from Dhaka, Sirajgan, Bhola, Bogura, Bagerhat, Jhenaidah, Faridpur, Netrakona and Sylhet.

Nine of those killed in the accidents were riding motorcycles.

In Dhaka, a college student was killed and two others injured in a road crash on Mayor Hanif Flyover on Thursday noon.

The deceased was identified as Emon, 22, son of Jerin Mia of Shonir Akhra area. He was an undergraduate student at Siddheswari College.

Emon and his two friends were injured when the motorcycle they were riding fell from the flyover, said Inspector Bachchu Mia of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp.

They were taken to DMCH where the doctors pronounced Emon dead.

In Sirajganj, six people were killed in separate accidents in Ullapara and Raiganj upazilas on Thursday and Tuesday.

In Bhola, two motorcyclists were killed after a head-on collision with a bus at Boro Manik area in Borhanuddin upazila on Thursday noon.

The deceased were identified as Iqbal, 26, and Sohag, 20, residents of Daulatkhan area of the upazila.

In Bogura, a man was killed and 20 others were injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Bogura-Dhaka Highway at Mahipur in Sherpur Upazila on Thursday.

The deceased, identified as Shahidul Islam, 35, of the upazila, died on the spot.

In Bagerhat, two bikers were killed and two others injured in a road accident at Maheshpur in Morelganj upazila on Wednesday night.

In Jhenaidah, two motorcyclists were killed and another injured after their motorcycle hit a roadside tree in Kotchandpur upazila on Wednesday morning.

In Faridpur, six people were killed and 15 others injured after a passenger bus hit a roadside tree in the Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

Police said the accident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway’s Dhudli area at around 06:30 am.

In Netrakona, two motorcyclists were killed and another was severely injured as a bus smashed their motorbike in Challisha Railgate area of Sadar upazila on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Mojibur Rahman, Challisha union Awami League general secretary, and Shafiqul Islam of Bamonmoha village.

In Sylhet, a woman was killed and 30 people were injured after a bus fell into a roadside ditch on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Osmaninagar upazila on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Khursheda Begum, 20, wife of Faruk Mia of Berigaon village in Sunamganj Sadar upazila.

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