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4 killed in road accidents in Dhaka

  • Published at 12:26 am February 24th, 2020
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In Keraniganj, an elderly woman was killed while her grandchild was injured after an auto rickshaw hit them while they were crossing a road in the Narikel Bagh

Four people were killed and 19 were injured in four separate accidents in the capital on Sunday. 

In Uttara, two people died after being hit by a bus around 12pm.

The deceased are Rusel, 24, and Faisal, 22.

They were severely injured and were eventually declared dead at  Kurmitola General Hospital.

Police seized the bus of Choice Paribahan and detained its driver Robiul and his helper Abdus Salam.

In Gulistan, a man was killed when a bus hit him near Golap Shah Mazar around 12:30pm.

The deceased was identified as Mahbubur Rahman, 56.

He was declared dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) a few hours after the accident.

Shahbagh police station Sub-Inspector Md Khairul Islam said police had seized the Victor Paribahan bus which hit Mahbubur Rahman and detained its driver. 

In Keraniganj, an elderly woman was killed while her grandchild was injured after an auto rickshaw hit them while they were crossing a road in the Narikel Bagh area around 12.30pm.

The deceased is Latifun Nesa, 75. Her grandchild Sohana, 11, sustained injuries. 

Latifun was declared dead at DMCH around 4:30pm.

In Kurmitola, 18 people were injured after a private car ploughed through a crowd while they were waiting in front of   Kurmitola General Hospital to get on buses around 11:30am. Of the injured, six were children. 

The injured are Abdullah, 2, Surayia, 8, Tamanna, 40, Sheikh Farid, 45, Abdur Razzak, 45, Salma Begum, 40, Abdul Aziz, 12, Fahad, 3, Shimla, 35, Rahima, 60, Razib, 12, Faizul Islam, 16, Maksuda, 35, Rafiqul Islam, 65, Shanto, Rahima, and two others who are yet to be identified.

Cantonment police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Kazi Sahan Haque said the driver had been arrested and the car had been seized. 

The injured were taken to Kurmitola General Hospital (KGH). Two critically injured children were transferred to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital. Another two victims were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while five others were released from KGH after primary treatment.

"We were trying to get on a bus arriving from Mohakhali when a speeding private car hit my right leg,” Faizul, one of the injured, told Dhaka Tribune from his surgery bed at KGH.

Faizul Islam, who is an SSC examinee, said he had an examination coming up on Monday.

“I support my family by working as a part-time   hawker. I am suffering from cold allergy and my mother  is a diabetic patient. We were returning home after seeing a doctor at KGH,” added Faizul. 

Brigadier General Jamil Ahmad, Director of KGH, said nine victims were under observation there. 

“We can confirm who are out of danger after 24 hours," he said.

Most of the victims had leg or hand fractures. One of the children, Fahad, was shifted to   the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital as he was vomiting.