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Ten killed in road crashes

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  • 25 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Ten killed in road crashes

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At least 10 people were killed and 27 others hurt in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Cumilla, Tangail and Munshiganj districts on Sunday.

In Sreepur upazila of Gazipur, at least four people were killed and eight others injured when a train hit a bus carrying garment workers on a level crossing.

One of the deceased was identified as Rahima Khatun Priya, 22, a worker of Zaman Fashion Wears Ltd and wife of Julhas Mia of Baliapara village under the upazila. Identity of others could not be known immediately.

Sreepur Railway Station Master Harun-ur-Rashid said, “Netrokona-bound ‘Balaka Express’ train from Dhaka rammed the bus carrying the RMG workers on Maijhpara level crossing at about 7:15 am. The bus is reportedly owned by Zaman Fashion Limited of Sreepur.”

A worker named Priya was killed on the spot, he said.

“Six of the injured are now undergoing treatment in Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital,” said Md Shahidullah, who is in charge of Gazipur Railway Police.

In Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, three people, including a couple, were killed as their private car plunged into a roadside ditch.

The deceased were named as Gias Uddin Mahmud Farazi, 52, a resident of Banani Para area in Sadar upazila of Feni, his wife Zahanara Akter, 48, and her sister Salma Akter Nazma, 45.

Premdhan Majumder, who is in charge of Eliotganj Highway Police Outpost, said Gias Uddin was driving the private car at speed from Dhaka to his home in Feni. But suddenly, he lost control of the vehicle and fell into the ditch when it reached Saharpar area around 7:15 am, leaving the trio dead on the spot.

“The accident is believed to have occurred due to speeding amid rain. We are investigating the matter,” he said.

In Tangail, at least two people were killed and 15 others received injuries in a road accident on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway in Salla under Kalihati upazila. Identities of deceased could not be known immediately.

Jilkad Hossain, Sub-Inspector of Bangabandhu Bridge Police Station, said that the accident took place when a Dhaka-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan collided head-on with a truck, which left two drivers dead on the spot.

The injured people were admitted to 250-bed Tangail General Hospital. The accident led to a 10-km tailback on the highway.

Traffic movement resumed after the removal of the two twisted vehicles from the highway about two hours after the accident, the police officer said.

In Srinagar upazila of Munshiganj, a person was killed in a collision between a pickup and a battery-operated auto-rickshaw on the service lane of Bangabandhu Expressway (Dhaka-Mawa).

Four people, including the auto-rickshaw driver, were injured. Pickup driver Shakil Dewan, a resident of Srinagar, was arrested in connection with the accident.