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Six killed in separate road accidents

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People seen standing beside wreckage of a truck, damaged in an accident in Satbarg area of Brahmanbaria on Saturday, May 25, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

13 more got injured across the country

Ujjal Chakrabarty, Brahmanbaria, Saiful Islam, Moulvibazar and Abdul Aziz, Cox’s Bazar

Six died and 13 were injured in separate road-accident in three districts yesterday.

In Brahmanbaria, three were killed, and three injured in a road accident in Satbarg area.

The accident happened when a truck hit a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway around 1pm.

The deceased are, Shanta Ray Chowdhury, 30, Abu Taher, 50, Millal Uddin, 52, and the injured are, Faisal Mia, 28, Jumman, 27, and Farzana, 22, they hail from Haluapara in Madhabpur upazila, Habiganj.

According to locals, the truck collided with the auto-rickshaw coming from opposite direction killing one on the spot. Locals took the five injured to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital.

Speaking to Dhaka tribune, Khatihata Highway police station OC, Hossain Sarker said: "Locals vandalized the truck and blocked the highway for half an hour after the accident. Police took control of the situation by arresting the truck-driver, and retaining the vehicles."

Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital’s duty doctor, Saidur Rahman, said: "Among the five injured, two died at the hospital. We transferred two of the three injured to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) since their condition was critical."

In Moulvibazar, a seventh grader died as a truck ran over him in Huglia Bazar of Sreemangal upazila.

The deceased, Alamgir, 13, of Sindurkhan union was a student of Huglia High School.

The accident took place at Huglia bazar around 11am.

According to locals, Alamgir was walking along the highway when a truck ran him over. Later, he was taken to Sreemangal Upazila Health Complex, where the duty doctor declared him dead.

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Sreemangal police station OC, Abdus Salek, said: "We are preparing to file a case. The body of the victim has been sent to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy."

In Cox’s Bazar, two people were killed, and at least 10 others injured, after a passenger bus collided with a private car at Dulafir Majar area in Sadar upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

Among the deceased, one was identified as driver Md Yakub, 27, of Kalatoli Adarsha Uttar village in the upazila. Identity of the other deceased could not be ascertained. 

The accident occurred when a passenger bus collided with a private car around 4pm, leaving two dead, and 10 others injured, said Farid Uddin, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Model Police Station.

On information, police recovered the bodies, and sent them to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC added.