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POST TIME: 4 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Six killed in road crashes in three dists
UNB

Six killed in road crashes in three dists

At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Savar, Lalmonirhat and Sylhet districts yesterday and on Sunday night respectively, reports UNB. In Savar, three people were killed and five others injured as a pick-up hit a truck on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Boliarpur of Savar yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Engineer Zahurul Islam, 55, of Mir Akhter Group, pick-up driver Khalilur Rahman and Nurunnabi. Ajgar Ali, a sub-inspector of Savar Model Police Station, said the accident took place when the Dhaka-bound pick-up from Sirajganj hit the truck from behind leaving the three passengers of the van dead on the spot and five others injured. On information, police recovered the bodies. In Lalmonirhat, two people were killed and seven others injured when a truck rammed a human-hauler on Lalmonirhat-Burimari

highway in Aditmari upazila yesterday morning.

The deceased were identified as Alamgir Hossain, 19, a garment worker hailing from Duhuli village in Kaliganj upazila, and Abdul Khaleque, human-hauler driver and son of Rahmat Ali of the upazila.

Quoting witnesses, police said the Burimari land port-bound truck hit the human-hauler coming from the opposite direction near Palli Bidyut substation, leaving two people killed on the spot and seven others injured, said Masud Rana, officer-in-charge of Aditmari Police Station.

The injured were taken to Sadar hospital. Police seized the truck and arrested its driver.

In Sylhet, a private university staff was killed in a road accident at Shamimabad in the city on Sunday night

The deceased was identified as Rustom Ali, 36, an office assistant of Leading University.

Akhtar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shahporan (R) police station, said the accident took place around 10pm as the microbus hit him in front of Sonargaon Community Centre while he was crossing the road, leaving him dead on the spot.