POST TIME: 2 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Nine killed in road crashes in 2 dists

Nine killed in road crashes in 2 dists

At least nine people were killed and thirteen others injured in separate road crashes Netrakona and Gaibandha yesterday despite opprobrium has been heaped on the country’s porous road safety management, reports UNB. In Gaibandha: Five people, including four of a family, were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and tractor on Gaibandha-Palashbari Road in Palashbari upazila in the district early yesterday, reports UNB.

Four of the deceased were identified as Entazul Islam, his sister Kakoli Begum, his wife Afroza Begum, their daughter Hena Begum of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha, said officer-in-charge of Polashbari Police Station Mostafizur Rahman. The accident took place when the Dhaka-bound bus of Darbar Paribahan collided head-on with the tractor around 12:15 am, leaving four people dead on the spot and 10 others injured.

Later, one of the injured people died on the way to hospital.

The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.

The bodies were sent to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital for autopsy. In Netrakona: At least four people were killed and three others injured after a bus collided with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Kendua-Atharabari Road in Maska Bazar area in Kendua upazila in the district yesterday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The accident took place around 2:30 pm when a bus collided with the auto-rickshaw leaving four persons dead on the spot and injuring three others, said Shahjahan Mia, additional superintendent of Netrakona police. Two of the injured were rushed to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.