3 killed in Noakhali, Kushtia road crashes

18 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

At least three people, including a minor, were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents in Noakhali’s Begumganj Upazila and Kushtia’s Mirpur Upazila, reports UNB.

In Kusthia, a third-grader was crushed under the wheels of a human hauler while he was going to school at Charpara area. Police identified the victim as Hridoy, a student of Kusabaria-Charpara Government Primary School.

Witnesses said he was riding a bicycle to school when a human hauler hit him, killing him on the spot.

Amla Police camp Sub-Inspector Abdur Rahman said they had seized the human hauler but its driver fled.

In Noakhali, two people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Choumuhoni-Feni road at Jamidarhat Boropul area on Wednesday night.

The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

Firoz Alam Molla, officer-in-charge of Begumganj Police Station, said the accident took place around 10pm when a Feni-bound bus of ‘Sugandha Paribahan’ from Noakhali fell into a ditch after one of its wheels got punctured.

Two people were killed on the spot. The injured were taken to a local hospital.