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18 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Nine killed in road crashes in 6 dists

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

A total of nine people were killed and many others were injured in separate road crashes in six districts across the country yesterday. In Narsingdi, four people, including three university students, were killed and four others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a car on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway. The incident was reported around 2am yesterday from Karar Char area of Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi district. The deceased were identified as Sadia Akter, 26, Jannat, 25, and Akib, 27, MBA students of The Millennium University in Dhaka; and Imran Hossain, 35, husband of Sadia.

“A Sylhet-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus collided with the car on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at Karar Char area, left three of the car passengers dead on spot,” said Narsingdi Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Shafiqul Islam.

“Five other passengers of both the vehicles got injured in the incident and were taken to Narsingdi District Hospital,” he added. “Of the injured, Sadia succumbed to her injuries at the hospital,” said the fire service official before adding, “The four injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.”

In Magura, a motorcyclist was killed when a bus rammed his bike in the Borisat area on the Magura-Sripur highway. The deceased was identified as Ziaur Rahman, 45.

In Gopalganj, a 10-year old boy was killed as a bus rammed him at Kuadanga Bus Stand area on yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Arman Sheikh, 10, son of Al-Amin Sheikh, a resident of Nalmara village under Naragati police station in Narail.

Confirming the incident, Manirul Islam, Officer-in-Charge

(OC) of Gopalganj police Station said that the accident took place when a Dhaka-bound passenger bus of Tungipara Express hit Arman while he was crossing the road at the area, leaving him critically injured.

Later, he was taken to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital where duty doctor declared him dead, he added.  

The body was sent to the hospital morgue for an autopsy, the OC said.

In Chattagram, an old man was killed by a road crash in Old Chadgah thana area after being rammed by a speeding truck while he was crossing a road. The deceased was identified as Lokman, 60, a resident of Borodorgahat area.

In Mymensingh, a traffic constable was killed in a road accident at Jawgara area on Friday night.

The deceased was identified as Rabi Chowdhury, 35, a resident of Atpara in Netrokona.

Confirming the incident, Mahmud Hasan, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kotwali Model Police Station said that the accident took place at 10:00 pm when a speedy truck suddenly rammed Rabi while he was discharging his duty at the area, leaving him seriously injured.

Later, locals took the injured to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital but he died at 10:30 pm while undergoing treatment, he said.

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

In Rangpur, an individual was killed and 30 others were injured when a passenger bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Manthona Gangahari area of Hajihat on Saturday mid night.

The identity of the deceased and the injured could not be known yet.

Confirming the incident, Mostafizur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Hajirhat police station said that the accident took place at 12.30 am when a Dhaka-bound bus of Kanti Paribahan from Panchagarh plunged into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering at the area, leaving them injured.

After the accident, on information, police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot, rescued the injured passengers, and admitted them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where duty doctor declared one of them dead.

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