Road accidents claim 13 lives in seven districts

Published: June 02, 2018 21:16:32 | Updated: June 04, 2018 11:57:28

At least 13 people were killed and 28 others injured in separate road accidents across the country on Saturday.

In Faridpur, three students were killed in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Madhukhali upazila.

Two students -- Limon, 18 of Mesordia village and Sabbir, 17, of Baliakandi upazila in Rajbari district --were killed after a truck hit the motorcycle carrying them around 12:00pm.

In another incident, class-IX student Quader Molla, 14, son of Ohidul Molla of Nishchintopur village in the same upazila was crushed under a passenger bus around 4:30pm while he was crossing the road in Gariadah area, reports UNB.

In Sirajganj, four people were killed and 23 others injured in a collision between a bus and covered van in Saidabad area of Sadar upazila early Saturday.

Syed Shaheed Alam, officer-in-charge of Banghabandhu Bridge West Police Station, said a Gaibandha-bound bus of 'Shyamali Paribahan' collided with a covered van on the western part of Banghabandhu Bridge, leaving four people dead and 24 others injured.

In Nilphamari, two people were killed and two others injured as a bus hit an auto-rickshaw at Dhoyera bus stand in Jaldhaka upazila earlySaturday.

The accident took place around 3:00am when a bus of 'Josheda Paribahan' dashed the auto-rickshaw, leaving two passengers Rahim, 32, and Alam, 35,of the vehicle dead on the spot and two others injured, said Sohrab Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jaldhaka Police Station.

In Rajshahi, a day labourer, Somoy Lalu, 60, was killed being hit by a truck on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway in Bypass Rail gate area of Godagari upazila on Saturday morning.

In Lalmonirhat, trader Abdul Awal, 58, lost his life as a truck ran over him at medical more in Aditmari upazila headquarters around 4:30.

In Moulavibazar, NGO worker Uttam Vattacharja Pinku, 50, was crushed under a bus on Kamalganj-Moulavibazar road at Votermil area in Kamalganj upazila around 10 am.

In Jashore, a truck ran over cyclist Abdul Wahab, 50, son of late Md Ali of Jhikargachhi, after he fell off the cycle on the road, leaving him dead on the spot.

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