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Nine killed in Rajbari, Khulna road accidents

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st June, 2022 11:35:06 AM
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At least eight people were killed and 8 others injured in separate road accidents in Rajbari and Khulna on Wednesday morning.

In Rajbari, at least seven people were killed in a three-way three-wheeler, truck, and microbus collision in front of Chadpur Fire Service at Kalukhali.

The deceased were identified as Md Nasir, 35, the auto-rickshaw driver, Noyon Sheikh, 9, Md Yusuf, 6, Mariam, 40, Marjina Begum, 40, Shila Khatun, 20, and Mashiran Bibi, 60, of the district's Pangsha upazila.

The accident occurred around 9am when the driver lost control of the speeding truck and crashed into the two vehicles in the Chandpur Railgate area of Kalukhali upazila, police said.

"While three people died on the spot in the impact of the crash, four others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital," said Liakat Ali, officer-in-charge of Pangsha Highway Police.

In Khulna, two people were killed and eight others injured in a head-on collision between a rickshaw van and a motorcycle in Gutudia area of Dumuria upazila.

The deceased were identified as motorcyclist Abu Osman, 32, of Tala upazila of Satkhira, and van rider Abdul Khaleq, 40, of Dumuria upazila.

Quoting eyewitnesses, Kharnia Highway Police officer-in-charge Mehedi Hasan, said the injured were taken to Upazila Health Complex and Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).