At least six people were killed and 16 others injured in separate road accidents in Gaibandha and Natore districts on Saturday.
In Gaibandha, at least five people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus overturned on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Jummar Ghar area in Gobindaganj upazila early Saturday.Three of the deceased were identified as Riaz Uddin, hailing from Mithapukur in Rangpur, Mahabul Islam, hailing from Patgram in Lalmonirhat and Sunil Kumar, hailing from Tangail.
Officer-in-Charge of Gobindaganj Highway police Akeruzzaman said the accident took place at around 3.00am when the Burimari-bound bus ‘Barkat Enterprise’ overturned on the highway leaving the trio dead on the spot and 17 others injured.
Of the injured, two people succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.
District administration provided Tk 10,000 each to the deceased’s family.
In Natore, a man was killed and another injured as a truck hit another one in Fulbagan area in the district town on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rahabul Islam, 44, hailing from Mirpur upazila of Kushtia.Sub-inspector of Jhalmalia Highway police Mojammel Hossain said the accident took place when the soil-laden truck hit the Kushtia-bound potato-laden truck from behind, leaving Rahabul, who was travelling on the truck, dead on the spot and another man Ashik, 28, injured.