Six killed in road crashes in 2 dists

21 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Six people including a school teacher were killed and 20 others injured in separate road crashes in Lalmonirhat and Natore districts in the last two days, reports UNB.

In Lalmonirhat, five people were killed and 14 others injured as a bus rammed an auto-rickshaw at Airkhamar in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.

Four of the deceased were identified as Akkel Ali, of Bhurungamari upazila in Kurigram district, his grandson Ashik Islam, Mahabubul Haque of Nageshwari upazila and Sahana Begum of Kathalbari village of Kurigram sadar upazila.

Mahfuz Alam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the accident took place around 10:00 pm when a Dhaka-bound bus hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving four auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and 15 others injured.

Another injured auto-rickshaw passenger died at hospital.

In Natore, a school teacher was killed and six others including five schoolboys injured in a road crash at Automills area in Baraigram upazila on Wednesday noon.

The deceased teacher was identified as Abdul Bari, a resident of the upazila.