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13 lose lives in road crashes in 6 dists


Dhaka – Thirteen people were killed and 48 others injured in road accidents in Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Dhaka, Chittagong,Sirajganj and Jhalakati districts on Wednesday.In Dinajpur, four people, including a woman and a child, were killed and 40 others injured as a bus overturned on Dhaka-Dinajpur highway in front of Gobindapur Palli Bidyut office in Sadar upazila in the afternoon,UNB News Agency Reported.
The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained yet.Police said the driver lost his control over the steering of the Thakurgaon-bound bus from Dinajpur whereby it turned turtle on the highway around 1:30 pm while giving side to a human hauler, leaving two passengers dead on the spot and 42 injured.Of the injured, 33 were rushed to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital
where a woman and a child succumbed to their injuries.In Thakurgaon, three people, including a woman, were killed and a
minor boy was injured as a minibus hit a pickup on Thakurgaon-Dinajpur highway at Baro Khonchabari in Sadar upazila on
Wednesday morning.The deceased were identified as Ramjan Ali, 60, and Abdul Gaffar, 60,residents of Rajbari village, and Rozina Akhter, 22, of Prannagar village in the upazila.Mashiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the Dinajpur-bound minibus hit the speeding pickup on the highway around 11 am, leaving its two passengers — Ramjan and Gaffar — dead on the
spot and Rozina and her year-year-old boy injured.The injured were taken to Adhunik Sadar Hospital where Rozina succumbed to her injuries.In the capital, an elderly couple was killed as a speeding car hit them in Shewrapara area in the morning.The deceased were identified as Ataur Rahman, 70, and his wife Rawshan Ara, 60.Sub-inspector Meherunnisa, a duty officer at Kafrul Police Station,said the speeding car hit them as they were standing near a road adjacent to Shewrapara bus stand around 6:30 am, leaving them dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the bodies and handed those over to family members without any autopsy.
In Chittagong, two people, including a woman, were killed and four others injured as a truck hit a minibus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Madanhaat in Sitakunda upazila in the morning.The deceased were identified as Polina, 30, a tribal woman, and
Shaymlal Chandra Paul, 42.Saleh Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia Highway Police Camp, said the goods-laden truck hit the stationary minibus after its driver lost control over its steering and plunged into a roadside ditch, leaving a minibus passenger and a truck passenger dead on the spot, and four others injured.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.In Sirajganj, a police constable was killed as a vehicle hit his motorcycle on Bogra-Nagarbari highway in Ullapara rail station area of Ullapara upazila headquarters in the early hours .The deceased was identified as Abu Musa, 35, son of Akul Hossain Pramanik, resident of Afra village in Santhiya upazila in Pabna district and a constable of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station.Dewan Kowshik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model Police Station, said the vehicle hit the motorcycle on the highway around 6 am while Abu Musa was returning to his workplace after eid vacation,leaving him critically injured.Later, he died on the way to hospital, added the OC.In Jhalakati, a boy was killed and three of his family members were injured as a bus hit a van on Jhalakati-Barisal highway in Dhapor area of Sadar upazila in the morning.The deceased was identified as Mehedi Hasan, 13, son of Jamal Hossain.Police said the Barisal-bound bus hit the van carrying Mehedi and his parents and grandmother in the area around 9 am, leaving him dead on the spot.


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