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33 killed in road crashes on Eid holidays

Staff Correspondent     19 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

At least 33 people were killed and over 100 others injured in separate road accidents across the country during the Eid holidays.

In Magura, a man and his daughter were killed and five other people were hurt as a bus hit a three-wheeler at Kestopur area in Sadar upazila on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Mamtaj Ali, 42, and his daughter Sumaiya, 7, of Harispur village in Khalisha upazila.

Ilias Hossain, officer-in-charge of Magura Police Station, said a Jashore-bound bus hit a three-wheeler around 3:00pm, killing the father and his daughter on the spot and injuring five others.

The injured were admitted into Magura General Hospital. The bodies were sent to hospital morgue for autopsy.

In Jhenidah, a motorcyclist was killed as a microbus hit his vehicle in Arappur area of the town on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Azizur Rahman, 40, son of Habibur Rahman of Kumrabaria village of the district.

Officer of Jhenidah Fire Service Station Dilip Kumar Sarkar said Azizur was returning to the town from Kushtia. As he reached Arappur area, his motorbike got hit from behind by the microbus. He was seriously injured.

When the locals rushed him to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital the on-duty doctors declared him dead, he added.

The body was sent to hospital morgue for autopsy.

In Nilphamari, at least nine people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus hit a pick-up van at Dhalagach in Syedpur bypass area of Syedpur upazila in Nilphamari on Sunday night.

 The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The accident took place in the area around 10:15pm when a Dhaka-bound bus hit the pick-up van carrying some young people, leaving all of them dead on the spot and 20 others injured, said Ashoke Kumar Pal, assistant superintendent of Syedpur police.

Of the injured, 12 people were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

A group of people hired the pick-up for a road trip on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and met the tragedy while returning home from a picnic spot in Dinajpur, said Shahjahan Pasha, officer-in-charge of Syedpur Police Station.

In Cox’s Bazar, a youth was killed as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw hit him in Sadar upazila of Cox's Bazar on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Babu Dey, 16, son of Niranjan Dey of Kuruskul union in Sadar upazila.

Locals said the teenage boy was smashed by the three-wheeler around 3:30pm, leaving him injured. He was taken to Sadar hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, said Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Farid Uddin.

In Noakhali, three people died while another was injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Laksam-Sonaimuri road at Rampur in Sonaimuri upazila on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as CNG driver Rakib, 25, son of Ruhul Amin, Mizan, 31, and his brother Belal, 39, sons of Bachchu Miah of Kathalia village, in the upazila.

Quoting locals, Abdullah-Al Masum, additional superintendent of police (Sonaimuri-Chatkhali circle), said the Noakhali-bound bus collided head-on with three-wheeler around 10:00am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and the other injured.

On information, police recovered the bodies and took injured Abul, 29, to Noakhali General Hospital, he said.

In Cumilla, a woman was killed as a bus hit her at Kalakachua on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Burichang upazila Sunday.

The body was sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he said.

In another accident, Jewel Mollah, 35, a travel agency trader and son of Abdul Kuddus of Belbhuj area of Barura municipality, was killed as a microbus plunged into a roadside ditch in the early hours.

Officer-in-charge of Barura Police Station Azam Uddin Mahmud said after the accident, locals rushed the victim to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

In Tangail, a bus crashed into a motorcycle at Solla on Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge road around 2:00pm, killing its three riders on the spot on Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Sub-inspector of Bangabandhu Bridge (East) Police Station Nur-e-Alam said they seized the bus but its driver and his helper managed to flee. In Thakurgaon, two motorcyclists - Faruk and Kawsar of Parpugi village in sadarupazila - died on the spot as a minibus hit their motorcycle at Mathurapur in the upazila headquarters on Sunday. The accident also left another rider injured, witnesses said.

Locals rushed injured Rabiul of the same village to Thakurgaon Modern Hospital, said Abdul Latif Mia, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar Police Station.

In Chattogram, three members of a family were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Sahgodi Nimtoli of Patiya upazila on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Hridoy Ranjan Das, 70, a teacher hailing from Chiringa area of Cox's Bazar, his wife Basanti Das, 55, and their son-in-law Shibakar Das, 40.

Locals rushed the injured to Chittagong Medical Collage Hospital (CMCH) where the on-duty doctors declared Shibankar dead, said MizanurRahman, in-charge of Patiya Highway Police outpost. In another road crash, two people - Kiron Bala Das, 60, and Lutfur Rahman, 30, - died when a bus hit a roadside tree after its driver lost control over the steering on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Shuklalhat in Barabkunda around at 11:45 am.

Meanwhile, an unidentified woman was killed after being hit by a human-hauler while crossing Dhaka- Chattogram highway at Madambibirhat in Sitakunda upazila around 5:00pm on Friday.

In Habiganj, a headmaster of a primary school was killed as a bus ran over him at Uttarbazar in Chunarughat upazila headquarters on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Didar Ahmed, 40, the headmaster of Badhberi Government Primary School in the upazila. The accident took place around 12:15pm when Didar was going back to his home by a motorbike, witnesses said.

As he tried to overtake a CNG-run auto-rickshaw, he fell down from the bike and a speedy bus ran him over, leaving him dead on the spot.

In Jhenidah, a motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on Magura-Jhenidah highway at Madhupur Pachmail area on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Sohan, 15, son of late Liton Mondol of Paschim Ramnagar village of the district.

In Sylhet, an elderly woman died after being slipped off a human-hauler while getting down from it at Roypur in Kanigahat upazila around 6:00pm on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Razia Begum, 55, wife of Jamsed Ali of Barochatul village of the upazila.

Locals rushed her to the Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctors declared her dead.

In Chandpur, hawker Saleh Ahmed, 40, son of Abdul Bashar Miaji of Tamta area in Shahrasti upazila, was killed after falling off a rickshaw when a private car hit it around 6:30 pm on Friday.