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14 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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7 killed, 18 injured in road crashes

UNB, Dhaka

At least seven people were killed and 18 others injured on Friday and Saturday in separate road accidents in five districts.

In Panchagarh, the driver and helper of a brick-laden tractor were killed as their vehicle veered into a pond beside Panchagarh-Dhaka highway in Paikpara area of Boda upazila on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as tractor driver Mansur Ali, 42, of Shukurur Dokan area in Mithapukur and helper Chhatrish Chandra, 38, of Boda upzila.

The accident took place in the evening when the tractor veered into the pond, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

In another accident, two motorcyclists sustained severe injuries as a speeding truck hit their vehicle in Barrister Bazar area in the district town in the evening.

The injured--Abdul Salam, 45, and his wife Munni Akhtar, 38, were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Three passengers of a human hauler were reported to be injured in another road crash at Moinaguri Camp in the town.

In Thakurgaon, two people died in separate road accidents in Ranisankail and Sadar upazila.

The deceased were identified as Habibullah, 6, of Ranisankail upazila and Abdul Awal, 32, of Haripur upazila.

A micro-bus hit Habibullah while he was crossing a road in Ranisankail around 2 pm killing him on the spot, said Abdul Mannan, OC of Ranisankail Police Station.

In another incident, Abdul Awal died when a tractor his motor-cycle killing him on spot and injuring his wife in Shibganj area of Sadar upazila, said Ashikur Rahman, OC of Sadar Police Station.

In Naogaon, a man was killed while two others sustained injuries as a bus hit a battery-run autorickshaw in Patnitala upazila around 7:30 am.

The deceased was identified as Dudu Mia, 50, driver of the autorickshaw.

OC of Patnitola Police Station Porimal Kumar Chakrabarti said the injured were admitted to the Upazila Health Complex.

In Dinajpur, at least 11 people were injured in two separate road crashes in Sikdarhat and Mohanpur Bridge areas in the district.

A tractor collided head-on with a motorcycle injuring two. The duo was referred to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital from a local hospital as their conditions worsened.

In another incident, a tractor hit a micro-bus injuring nine people while it was coming from Fulbari to Dinajpur near Mohanpur Bridge around 1:30 pm.

In Lalmonirhat, two motorcycle riders were killed on Friday night as a Burimari-bound train crushed their motorcycle at Kakina Kazirhat Rail Crossing in Kaliganj upazila. The deceased were identified as Abul Kalam Azad, 37, and Alikuzzaman Titu, 42.

 

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