Monday, 28 November, 2022

5 killed, 15 injured in Gopalganj, Gaibandha road crashes

Five people including an elderly woman and a minor girl were killed and 15 others injured in road accidents in Gopalganj and Gaibandha districts on Thursday night and Friday.

Abu Nayeem Md Mofazzel Hoque, inspector of Bhatiyapara highway police outpost in Kashiyani of the Gopalganj, said  a Tungipara-bound bus of ‘Imad Paribahan’ from Dhaka rammed into a sand-laded truck parked in Gopinathpur area under sadar upazila around 11pm, leaving three people dead on the spot and 15 others injured.

The deceased were identified as Ashik, 25, son of Asaaduzzaman of Tungipara upazila in the district, Sohag, 30, son of Abdur Rahman of Boalmari upazila in Faridpur, Nizamuddin Sardar, 60, son of Alauddin Sardar of Gopalganj Sadar upazila.

On information, members of police and fire service rushed to the spot and sent the injured to Gopalganj General Hospital, he added.

Of the deceased, Ashik was the bus’s supervisor; Sohag was the truck driver while Nizamuddin was the bus passenger.

In Gaibandha, a bus of Al Riyad Paribahan hit a woman and her grandchild at the area, leaving them dead on the spot, said Maidul Islam, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Gaibandha Sadar Police Station.

The deceased were identified as Sabina Begum, 45, wife of Ashraful Islam of Boulerpara village in Betkapa union under Gaibandha’s Palashbari upazila and her granddaughter Tiya Moni, 5.

According to locals, Sabina used to work at a hotel.

She ran after Tiya when the latter was crossing the highway to eat cake.