POST TIME: 18 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Two Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata road accident
Hajj pilgrim dies in KSA crash
BSS, Kolkata

Two Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata road accident

Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed in a road accident in Kolkata in the early hours of yesterday while a female Hajj pilgrim was killed in another road crash in Saudi Arabia on Friday night.In Kolkata, the deceased were identified as Farhana Islam Tania, 28, a banker and dweller of Mohammadpur, Dhaka and Kazi Mohammed Mainul Alam, 36, private service holder and dweller of Mirpur, Dhaka.

Shakespeare police station duty officer Amit Basu told BSS that the accidents occurred when two cars collided head-on at Shakespeare Sharani leaving the two and several other pedestrians wounded.

The injured were rushed to SSKM Hospital. The on-duty doctors declared the two as dead. Another Bangladesh national was also wounded in the accident.

Police said the deceased went to Kolkata for eye-treatment. The accident occurred when they were returning from the doctors’ chamber.

Meanwhile, a female Hajj pilgrim was killed and 17 others were injured as a bus carrying Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims was involved in a tragic road accident in Saudi Arabia.

According to Bangladesh Hajj Mission in Saudi Arabia, the road crash occurred at Wadi al-Fara area around 11:25pm (local time) on Friday night. The bus, carrying 35 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims, was on the way to Medinah from Makkah.