Road accidents kill 22 in 8 districts Thursday

Road accidents kill 22 in 8 districts Thursday

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Dhaka – At least 22 people were killed in road accidents in eight districts – Gopalganj, Sirajganj, Rangpur, Tangail, Rajshahi, Pabna, Chittagong and Jessore – on Thursday.Six of them were killed in Gopalganj while four in Sirajganj, three in Rangpur and two each in Tangail, Rajshahi, Pabna and Chittagong.
In Gopalganj, a bus rammed a microbus at Gerekhola in Kashiani upazila in the morning, killing six people, including five members of a family.
Five of the deceased were identified as Halim Akon, a Saudi expatriate, his wife Asma Khatun, their two sons — Sujon and Shihab — and Halim’s brother-in-law Babul Hawladar, of Sharankhola upazila in Bagerhat district.
Saidur Rahman Khan, police super of Gopalganj, said the Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Sheba Greenline Paribahan’ crashed into the microbus coming from the opposite direction around 9:45 am, leaving the six microbus passengers dead on the spot.
The family met the tragic end of their lives while returning home after receiving Halim, who came to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia in the morning, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.
In Sirajganj, four people, including three members of a family, were killed and two others injured when a bus hammered a microbus on Dhaka-Bogra highway at Ghurka Beltala in Raiganj upazila in the early hours.
The deceased were identified as Mili Begum, 35, wife of Harun-or-Rashid, their son Sagar, 13, Mili’s father-in-law Solaiman, 65, of Kahalu upazila, and Abdul Khalek, 32, the microbus driver hailing from Dupchachia upazila of Bogra district.
Abdul Gani, a sergeant of Hatikumrul Highway Police, said the Kurigram-bound bus of ‘Dhanshiri Paribahan’ hit the microbus around 12:45 am, leaving its four inmates killed on the spot and two others injured.
In Rangpur, three people were killed and at least 10 others injured in a road accident at Beltali in Taraganj upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Taraganj Police Station Abdul Latif Miah said a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Hanif Paribahan’ hit a bus of ‘Asian Paribahan’ heading for Dhaka from behind on Rangpur-Syedpur road around 11 pm while trying to overtake it.
The accident left the supervisor and helper of the ‘Hanif Paribahan’ bus, and a passenger dead on the spot and 10 other passengers injured, he said.
In Tangail, a Jamalpur-bound microbus ran two women over at Pathanbari of Dhanbari upazila in the morning while they were on a morning walk along Madhupur-Jamalpur road, killing them on the spot.
The deceased were identified as Reba Begum, 32, wife of Babul Bakul, and Shahaton Begum, 50, wife of Abdul Mazid, of the area.
Mujibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Dhanbari Police Station, said the microbus driver fled the scene leaving his vehicle behind.
In Rajshahi, a young man and his nephew were killed as a truck hit their motorbike on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway at Pollapukur intersection in Puthia upazila at noon.
The deceased were identified as Tushar Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Latif, and Shahin Ali, 20, son of Nazmul Islam of Ramchandrapur Kedurmor area of the city.
Police said the truck crashed into the bike of Tushar when he along with his nephew Shahin was going to Natore, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
In Pabna, two motorcyclists were killed as their bike skidded on the Dashuriya-Muladuli road in Muladuli area of Ishwardi upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Asharful Islam, 25, son of Hasibur Rahman, resident of Arjopara village, and Shipon Hossain, 23, son of Khalilur Rahman, resident of Dori Nazirpur village of Atgharia upazila.
Sub-inspector Ganesh Chandra Mandal, in-charge of Pakshi Highway Police Outpost, said the motorcycle skidded off the road in front of a sugarcane field when its driver tried to put the brake, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
In Chittagong, separate road accidents left two people dead at in front of Sonaichhari High School in Sitakunda upazila.
In Jessore, a young man, Alamgir, 28, son of Abdul Khaleque of Mohammadpur upazila in Magura, was killed and another injured as a vehicle knocked an easy-bike in front of Kadamtala mosque in the district town in the morning.

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