Road crashes kill nine in five districts

Published: August 21, 2018 19:52:56 | Updated: August 22, 2018 12:39:38

At least nine people including a schoolboy and a local BNP leader were killed while 53 others injured in separate road accidents in Gopalganj, Narail, Rajshahi, Natore and Khagrachhari districts on Tuesday, reports UNB.

In Gopalganj, three people were killed and 20 others injured when a speeding bus hit a roadside tree on Dhaka-Barishal highway in Maksudpur Upazila.

One of the deceased was identified as Rezina Begum, 25, wife Kamruzzaman of Barni village of the upazila and two others could not be known immediately.

Sheikh Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police Station, in Faridpur, said the driver of the passenger bus hit a roadside tree after losing control over the steering around11:30am, leaving its three dead on the spot and 20 injured.

Later, the injured were admitted to Bhanga Upazila health complex in Faridpur district, the OC added.

While in Sadar, two people, including a banker and an engineer, were killed and a woman was injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Khulna Highway near Gopinathpur area in the upazila.

The deceased were identified as SM Arafat Hassan Prince, 36, a senior principal officer of Rupali Bank, Motijheel branch and son of Sardar Azizur Rahman of Mulghar village of Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat, and his cousin Shimul, 40, an engineer of Sonadanga, Khulna.

Hazrat Ali, an inspector at Gopinathpur Police Station, said they were going home from Dhaka in a microbus to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their family members.

Ali said the accident took place around 6 am when their microbus was hit by a Dhaka-bound passenger bus of ‘Sheba Green Line Express’, leaving the two dead on the spot and another injured.

The injured, Jahan Ferdousi Keka, wife of Prince, was admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital, Ali added.

In Narail, a schoolboy was killed when his motorcycle hit a roadside tree in Mahajanpur area in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Aksh Sheikh, 18, son of Md Sarwar Sheikh of Islampur village in the upazila.

Eyewitness said the motorcycle hit a roadside tree after he lost the victim lost his control around 10:00 pm, leaving him critically injured.

Later, locals rushed him to Narail Sadar Hospital where the duty doctor declared him dead.

In Rajshahi, a local BNP leader was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between two motorcycles at Shalghoria in Puthia upazila in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Kamruzzaman Lablu, 50, the president of Durgapur Upazila BNP and son of late Sefayetullah of the village.

Shakil Uddin, officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station, said the accident took place when two motorcycles collided head-on, leaving the victim dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, the OC added.

In Natore, a bus passenger was killed while 20 others injured as the bus overturned at Royna area in Baraigram upazila in the noon.

The deceased was identified Monwara Begum.

The injured were admitted to Baraigram Health Complex, Sadar Hospital and Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, police said.

In Khagrachhari, a man was killed and 10 others including children injured when a passenger bus overturned at Alutia in Sadar Upazila in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Rafiq, 40, said Shadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

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