4 killed in Rajshahi road accidents

Our Correspondent

9 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Two pedestrians were killed on the spot and seven others received injuries when a truck dashed them in Shaheed Firoj Crossing area under Godagari upazila of the district on Saturday morning.

Khalilur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Godagari Police Station, said the identity of the deceased could not be known immediately and the wounded were rushed to Godagari Upazila Health Complex for treatment.

“The accident occurred when a Godagari-bound truck from Amnura ran over the people as they were crossing the road around 10.30 am,” the OC said, adding that police seized the truck but its driver and helper managed to escape just after the accident.

On the other hand, two other pedestrians including a schoolteacher were killed when a bus knocked them down in the Judge Court area of Natore district town on Saturday morning.

Jahangir Alam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Natore Sadar Police Station, said the accident occurred when the Khulna-bound bus from Bogura turned turtle around 6.30 am as its driver lost control over the steering.

The two persons including school teacher Asit Kumar, son of Anil Kumar of Hatiandaha area in Singra upazila, fell prey to the accident while they were walking in the morning.

Asit Kumar succumbed to his injuries on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, the OC said.

Identity of another deceased could not be known immediately, he added.