At least eight people, including a foreigner, were killed and several others injured in road accidents in five districts on Friday.
In Chandpur, three youths riding a motorbike on way to a tourist spot were killed after a collision with a speeding bus on Chandpur-Cumilla highway.
The deceased were identified as Sohag Hossain, 30, Md Monir Hossain, 30, and Md Sujan Hossain, 28, residents of Belashwar area of Chandina in Cumilla, reports UNB.
Citing eyewitnesses Hajiganj police sub-inspector Joynal Abedin six young men were going from Chandina in Cumilla to Chandpur Molhead tourist spot on two motorcycles. At Dherra under Hajiganj one of the motorcycles collided head-on with a passenger bus coming from the opposite leaving three riders of a bike dead on the spot.
Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on road after the accident.
Meanwhile, locals managed to seize the bus but the driver managed to escape.
In Pabna, a Tajik engineer of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant was killed after a goods-laden vehicle hit him in Ishwardi Upazila.
Barjahan was a Tajik national working as an engineer of the Russian-owned Nikimoth Company.
According to police, Engineer Barjahan was seriously injured when a goods carrying vehicle hit him from behind while working inside the project.
Later he was rescued and taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctors declared him dead.
Arrangements will be made to send the body of the engineer to his country after the autopsy.
In Chapainawabganj, two people were killed and three others injured in a microbus-auto-rickshaw collision on Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port road in Shibganj Upazila.
The deceased were identified as Ziaur Rahman, 38, son of Md Ali of Pirojpur village of the upazila and Jahangir, 35, son of Jan Mohammad of Bholahat upazila.
Witnesses said a microbus collided head-on with an autorickshaw coming from the opposite direction at the Koylabari Truck Terminal area around 4 pm, leaving auto-rickshaw passenger Ziaur dead on the spot and four injured. In Rajshahi, a child was killed after a passenger bus hit him while he was crossing a road in district’s Godagari upazila.
The incident occurred at around 10 am on the Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway at Jamdani intersection.
The child was identified as Tawfiq, 5, son of Md Babu in Charghat area of Bagha upazila.
Witnesses said Tawfiq was going to his grandfather's house in Jamdani village with his mother. His mother was paying the auto rickshaw fare at the Jamdani junction. While the child was crossing the road all by himself, he was hit by a Dhaka-bound Grameen Travels bus from Chapainawabganj and died on the spot.
Godagari Model Police officer-in-charge (OC) Kamrul Islam said the bus was stopped by locals at Baslitala area and later handed over to the police.
In Chattogram, one person was killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Kumira union of the district's Sitakunda upazila.
The deceased was identified as Md Jewel, the driver of the autorickshaw, who was a resident of Uttar Bashbaria village in the upazila.
The injured were identified as Manik (26), Kazi Moinul Islam (25), Nurul Islam (24), and Sagor (25). They are undergoing treatment at Chattogram Medical College Hospital, said Md Firoz Mia, second officer of Kumira fire service station.