Road crashes claim 11 lives in Tangail

Road crashes claim 11 lives in Tangail


Eleven people were killed and around 40 people injured in separate road accidents in the district on Saturday.Five people, including a woman and her son, were killed and 12 more people injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Kurni on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway in the morning.Three of the deceased were identified as Rahima Begum, 32, a resident of Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district, her son Bayzid, 7, and Salma Begum, 24, wife of Mominur Rahman, of Mohadebpur village in Ulipur upazila of Kurigram district.

Officer-in-charge of Gorai Highway Police Station Khalilur Rahman Patwary said a passenger carrying bus was going to Dhaka from Kurigram in the morning.When the bus reached Kurni, it collided head-on with a Tangail-bound truck around 7am, leaving the woman and the child dead on the spot and 15 other people injured.The injured were whisked off to hospital where Salma and two unidentified young men succumbed to their injuries, the OC added.Meanwhile, four people were killed and 26 others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a bus on Tangail-Mymensingh highway at Ashura in Madhupur upazila on Saturday evening.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.Officer-in-charge of Madhupur police station Shafiqul Islam said the Dhaka-bound truck collided with the Mymensingh-bound bus around 7 pm, leaving 30 passengers of both vehicles injured.The injured were rushed to Madhupur upazila health complex were four people succumbed to their injuries.Besides, two motorcyclists were killed as microbus hit their vehicle at Analia Bari on the Bangabandhu Bridge connecting road in Kalihati upazila on Saturday morning.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.Sergeant Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Elegna Highway Police Station, said two people were going to Dhaka riding a motorcycle in the morning.When they reached Analia Bari, a microbus, coming from the opposite direction, hit them around 9am, leaving the duo dead on the spot.


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