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Road crashes kill 15 in four dists


Dhaka  – Fifteen people were killed and 22 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Tangail, Cox’s Bazar and Barguna districts on Saturday.In Gazipur, five people were killed and seven others injured in two separate road accidents on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the morning,UNB News Agency Reported.
Officer-in-charge of Sreepur Mawna highway police station Hafizur Rahman said a bus collided head-on with a pickup van coming from the opposite direction at Rangila Bazar in Sreepur upazila around 7am,leaving one person dead on the spot and two others injured.Besides, a truck hit a human hauler (Leguna) at Bhabanipur (Bagher Bazar) in Sadar upazila in the morning, leaving four of its
passengers dead on the spot and five others injured.Later, the injured were taken to local hospitals and clinics.The bodies were sent to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital morgue.In Tangail, five people, including two women and a child, were killed and fifteen others injured as a cement-laden truck fell into a roadside ditch after its collision with the Dhaka-bound bus on
Tangail-Dhaka highway in Kandiar area of Sadar upazila around 12.15am, said Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Elenga highway police
outpost.Three of the deceased were identified as Birbala, Anjana and Jagadish Pramanik, hailed from Bogra district.The injured people were admitted at Tangail Medical College Hospital.In Cox’s Bazar, three people were killed as a pickup carrying a consignment of Yaba tablets, cashed off by criminals, slammed into a roadside wall at Chhoto Enani on the Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive
Road in Ukhiya upazila in the morning.One of the deceased, one was identified as Ziauddin, 27, son of Siddik Ahmad, a resident of Mankhali village of the upazila.The accident took place when nine criminals on three motorcycles run after a pickup carrying a consignment of Yaba tablets towards Cox’s Bazar from Teknaf around 6:15am, said sub-inspector Arif, in-charge of Enani police camp.
At one stage, the pickup hit a wall of Mission Lavela Resort as the bandits took over the vehicle, leaving three people inside dead on
the spot.The law enforcers also recovered 3,000 pieces of Yaba tablet from the pickup, the SI added.In Barguna, two people, including a motorcyclist, were killed in separate road accidents in Khejurtala and Mastaktana areas of Sadar upazila at noon.Witneses said Mohiuddin, 26, sustained injuries after his motorbike turned turtle on Barguna-Purakata road at Mastaktana around 12pm on the way to Patuakhali.He was taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Besides, an unidentified sexagenarian man was injured as a speeding motorcycle hit him at Khejurtala on the same road while he was crossing road at noon. He succumbed to his injuries at Sadar Hospital.


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