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12 killed in road crashes in 6 districts

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 13th July, 2022 11:43:31 AM
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12 killed in road crashes in 6 districts

At least twelve people were killed and seven others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Chattogram, Madaripur, Manikganj, Kushtia and Dinajpur on Tuesday to Wednesday morning.

In Dhaka, a pedestrian was killed after a bus of Imam Paribahan overturned near the Kakoli intersection in Banani area on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Ronju, 35, of Rajbari and had been working as a security guard at an under-construction building in Dhaka's Banani area.

The bus overturned and hit him while he was returning home after his duty, Banani Police Station Officer-in-Charge Noor-e-Azam said.

His body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy, he said.

Police seized the killer bus but its driver fled after the incident, he added.

In Chattogram, two women were killed and two others injured in a motorcycle accident in Sitakunda upazila on Wednesday morning.

Nazmul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Baraulia Highway Police Station, said the motorcycle, carrying a man and his wife, was heading towards Chattogram involved in the accident while trying to save a mentally unbalanced woman in front of Fauzdarhat Jalil Station at 6:00am, leaving the couple on the motorcycle seriously injured and mentally unbalanced pedestrian died on the spot.

Later, locals took the injured to Imperial Hospital where on-duty doctor declared the wife dead.

In Madaripur, two people were killed in a head-in collision between a pick-up van and a bus on Dhaka-Barishal highway in Rajoir upazila on Wednesday morning.

The deceased were identified as the pick-up driver Saddam, 22, son of Roich Miah of Gangoria village in Porsha upazila of Naogaon district and Khairul, 45, son of Siraj Uddin of the same area.

Ruhul Amin, sub-inspector of Madaripur Mostafapur Highway Police Outpost, said the bus of Sonarbangla collided with the Madaripur-bound mango-laden van coming from opposite direction at 6:30am, leaving the pick-up driver and its passenger dead on the spot.

In Manikganj, two youths, including a college student, were killed and their friend was injured after a bus hit their motorcycle on the Kaliganga river bridge in Ghior upazila Tuesday night.

The deceased were identified as Jewel Mia, 24, a third-year student of Manikganj Government Devendra College and his friend Md Ashikur Rahman, 25, both of them hailing from at Rathura village of Baniajuri union in the upazila.

The bus of Selfie Paribahan hit the motorcycle from behind on Dhaka- Aricha highway at 10:30pm, leaving Jewel and Ashikur dead on the spot and their friend Hasibur injured, said Riajuddin Ahmmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ghior Police Station.

In Kushtia, two people were killed and two others injured when two motorcycles collided head-on in Bheramara upazila on Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Sajib, 23, son of late Abdul Hamid of Boria village of Kushtia’s Mirpur upazila and Maruf Ul Alam Pias, 26, son of Shah Alam of Naricha village in Pabna's Ishwardi upazila.

Confirming the news, Mohammad Majibar Rahman, officer-on-charge (OC) of Bheramara Police Station, said the accident took place at 5:00pm.

In Dinajpur, three people were killed and two others injured after a private car lost control and hit a wall in Nashipur area of Dinajpur’s Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Born Basak, 22, general secretary of Awami League in Suihari area and Ward No. 4 of Dinajpur city, son of Kapil Basak, Emon, 23, student of CSC department of South-East University of Dhaka, son of late Nurul Amin Siddiqui of Munsipara area and Shahriar Shaon, 24, son of Shafiqul Islam of Kasba area.

Quoting eyewitness, Saurab, assistant- sub-inspector (ASI) of Kotwali Police Station, said that the accident took place at 11:30pm in the area.

Injured Tamjid, 19, son of Mahabub of Munsipara area and Raunak Nabi Priyo, 23, son of Mahamudun Nabi Palash, are now undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.