6 killed in separate road crashes

Staff Correspondent

22 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Kushtia and Mymensingh districts on Friday.   

In Kushtia, two people, including national handball team goalkeeper Sohanur Rahman, 21, were killed in a road accident in Daulatpur in the morning. Another deceased was identified as Sohanur’s cousin Hridoy Khan.   

The accident took place at Hossenabad Centre Intersection in Daulatpur around 9:00am.  

Sohanur and Hridoy were going to a local market riding on a motorbike when an unlicensed three-wheeler (locally called Nasiman) hit them from the opposite direction, leaving them critically injured, said SM Arifuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.

They were rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where Hridoy succumbed to his injuries around 12:00pm, said the OC.

Sohanur was referred to Dhaka for better treatment, but he died on the way around 4:00pm.

The driver of the three-wheeler fled the scene after the accident, he added.

Sohanur represented the nation in the last SA Games in Nepal in December, 2019. He played different age-level tournaments and participated in different national competitions in the last six years.

In Mymensingh, at least four people were killed and two others injured as a bus and a battery-run auto rickshaw collided at Kolatapara under Gouripur upazila at noon.

The deceased were identified as Rabeya Khatun, 80, of Ujan Kashiachar, her son Lal Mia, 55, Sahara Banu, 65, and auto-rickshaw driver Rafikul Islam, 50.

Officer-in-Charge of Gouripur Police Station Borhan Uddin said the Mymensingh-bound bus collided with the auto-rickshaw around 2:00pm on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway, leaving a woman dead on the spot and injuring five others.

Later, three others died on the way to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, he said.

Police seized the bus, but its driver managed to flee, said the OC.