Road crashes leave five dead in three districts

Published: April 03, 2019 16:39:43

Al least five people, including a minor girl, were killed in separate road crashes in Natore, Khagrachhari and Netrakona districts on Wednesday.

In Khagrachhari, pedestrian Mahmudul Haque, 70, was killed while three others injured in a road crash in Zero Mile area of the district town around 8:00am.

Police said the accident took place when a passenger bus collided with a goods-laden pick-up van and covered van coming from opposite direction, leaving four including Mahmudul injured.

They injured were taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared Mahmudul dead.

In Natore, a minor child and an unidentified truck driver were killed in separate road crashes.

Sabiha, 7, daughter of Bayezid Hossain, died on the spot as a tractor ran over her in Lalor area of Singra upazila on Tuesday night, said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Singra Police Station.

Sub-inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of Jholmolia Highway Police, said the truck driver was killed following a head on collision between two trucks in Harishpur Bypass area of the district town around 2:00am.

In Netrakona, two people were killed while three others injured in a head on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw at Shuknaguri area in Durgapur upazila.

The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw river Lal Chan Kha, 35, of Laxmipur and Md Azizul Mia of Lathunia village in Purbadhala upazila.

The accident took place around 12:15pm when a sand-laden truck collided head on with the auto-rickshaw, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Netrakona Modern Hospital for autopsies, the OC added, reports UNB.

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