4 killed as microbus plunges into ditch

Three of a family killed in Natore road crash

Staff Correspondent

20th January, 2019 10:53:42 printer

Four passengers of a microbus were killed as the vehicle plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Ripon, 32, son of Habu Miah, Momen, 37, son of Mizanur Rahman, Shahidullah, 45, son of Kazem Ali and Raju Miah, 38, son of Zohur Ali, of Boro Fausadi village in Marwardi union of Araihazar upazila.

Morshed Alam, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station, said the accident took place around 8:30 am as the Dhaka-bound car fell into a roadside ditch after the driver lost control over the steering due to dense fog.

All the four people died on the spot, he added.

Meanwhile, three members of a family were killed when a truck rammed a motorbike at Bashbaria in Bagatipara upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Khaledur Rahman, his wife Sonia and there six-year-old daughter Tashfi.

Police said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit a motorbike carrying three people, leaving the trio dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a hospital morgue for autopsy.

However, police could not arrest anyone as the truck driver managed to flee.