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Newborn, schoolboy killed in road crashes

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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At least four people, including a newborn and a schoolboy, were killed in separate road accidents in Rangpur district and the capital on Sunday.

A head-on collision between a bus and a microbus in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur left three people dead in the early hours.

Six other people were also injured in the accident that occurred at Ikorchali Kazipur around 5:45am, said Sushanta Kumar, officer-in-charge of Taraganj Police Station.

Two of the deceased were identified as Al Amin, 30, and Rafiqul Islam, 40, while the third one was a three-day-old child.

The bus, operated by ‘Bhai Bhai Paribahan’, was heading to Nilphamari when it collided with a Rangpur-bound microbus near the Kharubhaj Bridge, said Sushanta.

The microbus was left in a crumpled heap after the collision. Locals took the victims to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where three of them were declared dead by doctors.

The injured were undergoing treatment at the hospital, according to the police officer.

In the capital, a 10th grader died after being run over by an unidentified vehicle while crossing a road in Tejgaon Industrial Area.

The accident took place near BG Press in the morning, according to police.

The victim, 16-year-old Ali Hossain, was a student of a school in Tejgaon. He was on his way to a private tuition session when he met the accident, according to his father.

After the accident, locals rescued Ali, a resident of Kunipara, and took him to Samorita Hospital from where he was shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital only to be declared dead upon arrival.

“The schoolboy was hit by either a microbus or a private car coming from Mohakhali. He suffered head injuries in the process. A van driver later took him to hospital,” said sub-inspector Hafizur Rahman of Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station.

Police were collecting surveillance camera footage from the area to identify the vehicle, he said.

Ali, son of a day labourer father and a garment worker mother, was the eldest of three siblings.