8 killed in road crashes in five districts

Metro Desk

13 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

At least eight-people were killed and twenty eight others injured in separate road accidents in the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In the capital, a man was killed and three others were injured as a bus hit an auto-rickshaw at Mohammadpur Beribadh in the capital early Wednesday, reports agencies.

Identified as Tofazzal Hossain, 60, the deceased was an auto-rickshaw driver from Batenbari village of Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila.

In-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp Bacchu Mia said the accident took place at around 4.30am when a bus rammed the auto-rickshaw heading towards Dhanmondi in the capital.

The driver and three passengers also received injuries in the accident.

Later, they were taken to a local hospital where doctors pronounced Tofazzal dead around 6.00am. In Pabna, a man and his nephew were killed when their motorbike collided with a human hauler at Circuit House in the Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased are Hafez Walid, 22, son of Amin Pramanik; and Pranta Hossain, 16, son of Shafiq Pramanik of Balrampur village of the upazila.

Police said the accident took place around 10.00am when the motorbike Walid and Pranta were riding on collided head-on with a human hauler. They died on the spot, said Obaidul Haq, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

In Naogaon, three motorcyclists were killed as a truck hit the motorbike at Mahishbathan Bazar in Mahadebpur upazila on Tuesday night.

The deceased were identified as Sharif Hossain, 19, son of Dulal Hossain; Ruhani Islam, 19, son of Golam Rasul; and Sagar Hossain, 19, son of Abdus Samad of Bijoypur village of the upazila.

The accident took place around 10.00pm when a truck rammed the motorbike carrying three people. The trio died on the spot, said Sazzad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mahadebpur Police Station.

In Kushtia, one person was killed and 25 others were injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Khoksha upazila of the district on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Mosaddek Ali Sheikh, 36, a passenger of the bus and resident of Kamlapur area in the upazila. He was an employee Bangladesh Naval Aviation.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khoksha police station ABM Mehedi Masud said the accident occurred at noon in Shimulia Kuthibari area on the Kushtia-Rajbari highway as the driver of the bus lost his control over the steering. Mosaddek died on the spot.

The injured passengers were given primary treatment and the body was sent to Khoksha hospital.

In Rangpur, a sexagenarian man was killed in a road accident in front of Taraganj Upazila Health Complex on the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway under Taraganj upazila in the district on Wednesday.