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Another death by city corporation garbage truck in Dhaka in two days

  • Published at 03:57 pm November 25th, 2021
DNCC garbage truck accident
The DNCC garbage truck that killed Md Ahsan Kabir on Thursday, November 25, 2021 Collected

Police seize the garbage truck but the driver manages to flee the scene

A man was killed on the spot when a Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) garbage truck hit his motorcycle in Dhaka’s Panthapath area on Thursday, the second such accident in two days.

The victim was identified as Md Ahsan Kabir Khan, 46, a former employee of Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

The family members said Kabir was using a ride-sharing service at the time as he did not know how to ride a motorcycle.

The incident took place in front of Bashundhara City Shopping Mall at 2:45pm, Kalabagan police station Inspector (investigation) Asaduzzaman confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.

Sources said the truck driver was not an authorized employee of the DNCC, rather he works as a sweeper.

The assigned driver is Rubel Uddin. Instead of him, a sweeper named Md Hanif alias Fatik from the waste management department drove the truck usually.

However, the DNCC could not confirm any information regarding the driver as of 9pm.

The wife of the deceased filed a case with Kalabagan police station on Thursday night under the Road Transport Act 2018.

Kalabagan police station Inspector (Investigation) Asaduzzaman said that the driver was absconding and that he could not be identified.

Wife of Ahsan Kabir lamenting his death at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday, November 25, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said: “We still aren't confirmed about the details of the driver. However, we formed a probe committee to identify the drivers.” 

Dhaka Tribune called SM Sharif-Ul Islam, the chief waste management officer of DNCC, who said that the garbage truck was not from his department.

"The mechanical department knows about it. However, it cannot be said at this moment whether the man driving the vehicle was an authorized one," he added.

Superintendent Engineer (Mechanical Department) Abul Hasnat Md Ashraful Alam did not when contacted. 

The DNCC authorities have given the deceased's family Tk50,000. Besides, they have arranged a freezer van and a microbus to carry the body to his hometown Pirojpur.

The DNCC mayor also took charge of Ahsan's two children studying in classes nine and four.


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The accident happened at a time when students of different educational institutions were protesting in the capital’s various areas for the second consecutive day demanding road safety. 

The protests began on Wednesday when a second-year student of Notre Dame College was killed by a garbage truck of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in Gulistan area. It is learnt that the truck was driven by a proxy of the DSCC driver.

After Thursday’s accident, police managed to seize the DNCC dumping truck but the driver fled the scene.

The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for an autopsy.

Eyewitnesses claimed that Ahsan, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, fell on the road and the garbage truck hit him from behind and ran him over.

Prothom Alo Managing Editor Sajjad Sharif confirmed that Ahsan left the office around seven years ago after working there for 17 years.

According to his family members, he was currently working at Bangla daily Sangbad and was involved in garment business.

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