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18 killed in road crashes

Our correspondents, Noakhali, Mymensingh, Tangail
18 killed in road crashes
Firefighters join the resque operations in the accident scene at Lemua Bridge in Noakhali on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway where a bus rammed into a roadside tree yesterday, leaving eight killed. Independent Photo

At least 18 people were killed and scores of others injured in separate road accidents in Feni, Faridpur, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, and Sirajganj districts yesterday. In Noakhali, at least eight people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Lemua area on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway yesterday morning, reports our Our Correspondent.

The accident took place near Lemua Bridge on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway around 7am after a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus carrying holidaymakers hit a roadside tree in the area, said Feni's Mohipal Highway Police Station in-Charge Md Shahjahan Khan.

Police have identified the deceased as Opu, 35, and Sujon Mia, 28, from Bikrampur; Iqbal, 38, and Shamim, 30, from Dhaka’s Mirpur; Ripon, 30, from Madaripur; Munna Khan, 30, from Narayanganj; and Shahadat Hossain, 28, from Feni. Six of them died on the spot after the ‘Prime Paribahan’ bus from Dhaka hit a tree, Shahjahan added.

Two other persons succumbed to injuries while being taken to hospital, he added. Identity of a victim could not be known immediately. Some of the injured were identified as Akhter, 22, Opu, 25, Iqbal, Dulal, 27, and Sakina, 65, from Mirpur, Asma, 18, Foysal, 23, Munna, 50, Azam, 18, and Dulal, 13, from Narayanganj, Ripon, 30, from Madaripur, and Ripon, 40, from Tongi. The injured were initially taken to 250-bed Feni Adhunik Sadar Hospital.

A UNB report says: At least three people were killed and over 30 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Nawapara in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur district yesterday.

Two of the deceased were identified as Mira Kundu, 60, wife of Laxman Kundu of Pachuria village in Rajbaria and driver Rawshan Fakir, 45, son of Dhola Fakir, of Ramnagar village in Nagarkanda.

Bhanga Highway Police in-charge Ataur Rahman said a Tekerhat-bound local bus from Faridpur collided head-on with a Rangpur-bound bus from Barishal at Nawapara around 9:30 am, leaving two people dead on the spot.

Police and fire service members recovered 32 injured people and admitted them to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where another injured victim died.

In Tangail, a college student was killed in a road accident on Sakhipur-Hatibangha road yesterday, reports our Our Correspondent.

The deceased was identified as Ishtiaque Ahmed, 17, son of AL leader Sakil Azad. He was a first year student of Government Mujib College in Shahipur.

Amer Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sakhipur Police Station said Ishtiaque was going to Nolua riding a newly bought motorcycle at around 9.30am. The motorcycle collided head on with a pick-up van when he reached Boali intersection. He died on the spot.

The driver managed to flee from the scene. Police is trying to arrest the driver, the OC added.

 Another UNB report says: Three people were killed and four others injured as a goods-laden truck collided with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Kishoreganj-Bhairab Highway in Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj district.

The deceased were identified as Jahidul, 30, of Niamatpur village of Karimganj upazila and Tofazzal, 25, Omar Faruq, 24, of Boyra village in Itna upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Katiadi Police Station Abu Sama Md Iqbal Hayat said the accident took place around 10:45 am in Achmita area of the highway when the Bhairab bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided with the truck, leaving seven people, including the auto-rickshaw driver, injured.

Three of the injured were declared dead when they were taken to Sadar Hospital.

In Mymensingh, a six-year-old madrasa boy was killed and four others of his family were injured in a road accident on Mymensingh-Sherpur road in Phulpur upazila of Mymensingh yesterday noon, reports Our Correspondent.

The deceased was identified as Jayed, son of Abdul Malek of Kalibari area in Sherpur.

The accident took place when a Mymensingh bound bus collided head on with a CNG-run-auto-rickshaw bound for Sherpur in Imadpur area, killing Jayed on the spot and injuring four others around 1pm, said officer-in-charge of Phulpur Police Station Imarat Hossain Gazi.

The injured, including Jayed’s mother Kajal Begum, 25, were admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said the OC.

Police seized the bus but its driver fled the scene. A case was lodged.

Another UNB report adds: Two people were killed and 33 others injured after two buses collided head-on at Konabari in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj district in the afternoon.

Identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

Officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge (West) Police Station said a Dhak-bound bus collided head-on with a bus of Hanif Paribahan, killing two people on the spot around 2:45 pm. Seventeen injured people were admitted to 250-Bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital. Traffic on the road was disrupted for about an hour following the accident.



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