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15 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 15 August, 2019 01:53:21 AM
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9 killed, scores injured in road accidents

UNB, Dhaka

Road accidents reportedly killed a total of 9 people and injured more than fifty across five districts over three days of Eid.

In Cumilla, two people were killed and as a microbus overturned near Palki Cinema hall on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on early Monday. The deceased were identified as Jahangir, 38, son of Islamil Hossain of Dhaka's Dhamrai Upazila and Ibrahim, 6, son of Motin Miya of Laxmipur. Apart from this, there are reports of six accidents on the highway in Cumilla on Eid days that left more than 30 people injured.

In Naogaon, a woman was killed as a three-wheeler overturned in Manda upazila on early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Aklima Bibi, 32, wife of Rafiqul Islam of Rajshahi's Tanore upazila.

Police said the deceased along with her family went to visit relative's place on Eid vacation. On Tuesday night, their vehicle overturned in Mohanagar area when they were going to Choubaria from Deluabari of Manda.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man was killed after being hit by a motorcycle at Chak Mayram of Dhamoirhat-Joypurhat regional highway at 11am yesterday, said police. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ali, son of late Kinu Muddin of Dhamoirhat.

In Bogura, two people were killed while 20 others were injured in a head-on collision of two passenger buses in Shajahanpur Upazila yesterday. One of the deceased was identified as Ranu Begum, 44, passenger of a bus.

Alimudddin, officer-in-charge of Shajahanpur Police Station, said the accident took place at Aria Bazar in the upazila at 1.30pm, leaving 22 injured. They were taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where two succumbed to their injuries in the evening.  

In Natore, a police-pickup and a Dhaka-bound private car collided head-on in Mohishvanga of Baraigram Upazila yesterday morning, leaving the car driver dead and three police members injured, said SI Mahfuzur Rahman of Bonpara Highway Police Station. Harun-or-Roshid, additional superintendent of Baraigram circle police, is among the three injured being treated at RMCH. However, the deceased was identified as Shahjahan.

In Munshiganj, two people were killed after being run over by speeding vehicles while crossing Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Bhaterchar of Gazaria Upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Abu Taher, 70, and Rezia Begum, 45.

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