8 killed in Cox’s Bazar, Gazipur road crashes

8 killed in Cox’s Bazar, Gazipur road crashes

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Eight people were killed and 15 others injured in separate road crashes in Cox’s Bazar and Gazipur on Tuesday.In Cox’s Bazar, five people, including a woman, were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and pickup van on Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway in Chakaria upazila on Tuesday morning.
One of the deceased was identified as Anwara Begum, 35, wife of Gias Uddin, hailing from Dulahazra of the upazila.
Police said the accident occurred at Fasiakhal around 11:30am when the Cox’s Bazar-bound bus of ‘Unique Paribahan’ collided with the Chakaria-bound pickup van, locally known as ‘Magic vehicle’, on the highway, leaving the five dead on the spot.
The injured people were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital and Dulahazra Christian Memorial Hospital.
In Gazipur, three people were killed in separate road crashes in Kaliakoir and Sreepur upazilas of the district on Tuesday.
Abdul Motaleb, officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir Police Station, said two unidentified pedestrians were killed when a North Bengal-bound bus ran over them while crossing road in Kaliakoir Bypass area at noon.
Meanwhile, Moly Begum, 35, wife of Ismail Hossain of Bhaluka upazila in Mymensingh highway was killed when a pick-up van knocked her down on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at MC Bazar in Sreepur upazila around 11:30 am, said Helalul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mawna Highway police.

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