Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
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11 killed in road accidents

11 killed in road accidents

At least eleven people were killed and one was injured in separate road accidents in the capital, Habiganj, Noakhali, Chuadanga and Chandpur districts on Saturday and Friday. 

In the capital, a battery-run auto rickshaw driver was killed being hit by an anonymous vehicle in Asad gate area of Mohammadpur on Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Monir Sheikh, 40, hailing from Tongi Bari upazila of Gopalganj district, said Abdur Rashid, Sub Inspector of Mohammadpur police station.

The accident occurred early morning and his body was found lying in front of Nabil Paribahan bus counter on Mirpur road near Asad Gate, he said.

“Efforts are on to identify the vehicle and the driver that is responsible for the accident. The body has been sent for autopsy,” said the SI.

In Habiganj, a truck driver and his assistant were killed as another truck hit their truck in Bahubal upazila of the district early Saturday, reports BSS.

In-charge of Shaistaganj Highway Thana Salah Uddin said the identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The accident occurred at Baganbari on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at around 5:00am. As the driver and the helper were doing repairing works underneath, the truck parking it on the highway, they were hit by another truck. Both of them died on the spot, he said.

In Noakhali, Two people were killed, in separate road accidents, in Noakhali district early Saturday, police said, reports UNB.

The identities of the deceased, both in their 40s, could not be known immediately.

Saiful Islam, a sub-inspector with Chandraganj Highway Police, said the first accident occurred at the busy Begumganj intersection and the second one near Begumganj Eye Hospital on the Feni-Laxmipur regional highway. The bodies have been kept in the morgue of Noakhali General Hospital, said SI Saiful.

In Chuadanga, three motorcycle riders were killed and another was injured in a head-on collision between two motorcycles in the municipality area on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Tunu Hossain Anand, 23, Mithu, 22, and Haider, 28. Tunu and Mithu were the residents of Chuadanga municipality area while Haider was an inhabitant of Sirajganj district. He worked as a medical sales representative.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar Thana Mahbubur Rahman said the accident occurred at noon in front of district Department of Youth Development office on Chuadanga-Jhenaidah Highway. Tunu and Mithu were declared dead at Chuadanga Sadar Hospital while Haider died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

In Chandpur, three people were killed and another was injured in a road accident in Bagra Bazar area under Chandpur Sadar upazila on Friday night, reports BSS.

The deceased were identified as Masud Patwari, 50, and Zakir Hossain Liton Hazari, 45,  and Ripon Gazi, 35,  all of them residents of  Kachiara village in  Faridganj Sadar upazila.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur Model Police Station Md Abdur Rashid said the accident occurred when the  three passengers were coming towards Chandpur by a rickshaw and a cylinder-laden  truck coming from the opposite direction collided head-on around 10.30pm  in the area, the trio were dead on the spot and rickshaw driver Khorshed  Sheikh was injured.

The injured was taken to Chandpur General Hospital, he said.

Police seized the truck and arrested its driver, the OC added.