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Road accidents claim 10 lives in 5 districts

  • Published at 10:26 pm June 6th, 2018
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The accidents occurred in Tangail, Sylhet, Chittagong, Dhaka, and Nilphamari 

Ten people, including a child, were killed and four others injured in road accidents across the country on Wednesday.

In Tangail, four people were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks on the Bangabandhu Bridge link road in the Saratoil area of Kalihati upazila.

The identities of the deceased are yet to be known.

Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of the Bangabandhu Bridge East police station, said the accident took place around 7am when a Dhaka-bound stone-laden truck collided head on with another bound for Dinajpur, leaving three people dead on the spot and another injured.

The injured was taken to Tangail General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police seized both trucks, but were unable to arrest anyone, he added.

In Sylhet, three people were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the Chandipul area under Dakkhin Surma upazila in the afternoon.

One of the deceased was identified as Zakir Hossain, 30, from Gopalganj upazila. The identities of the others could not be known yet.

Officer-in-Charge of Dakkhin Surma police station Khairul Fazal said a truck hit an auto-rickshaw around 3:30pm, killing its three occupants on the spot.

In Dhaka , a one-year-old boy was killed and his mother severely injured when a speeding truck hit them while they were crossing the road at the Signboard intersection in the city’s Jatrabari around 5:30pm.

“The child was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital(DMCH), where doctors declared him dead,” said Bacchu Mia, the in-charge of DMCH police camp.

In Chittagong, a member of Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) was killed after being hit by a truck in the Oxygen intersection of the port city at noon.

The deceased was identified as Md Aman Ullah, 28 – a constable of Sylhet BGB hailing from the Purbadhalay area of Hathazari upazila under Chittagong district.

In Nilphamari, class VII student Ramjan Ali was killed after a Debiganj-bound truck ran him over in Chilai village of Domar upazila in the morning.