At least eight people were killed and nine others injured in road accidents in Naogaon, Manikganj and Gaibandha in the last couple of days.
In Naogaon alone, six people were killed in separate road accidents in Porsha and Potnitala upazilas on Sunday, our Naogaon correspondent reported.
Four of the deceased were identified as Abdul Salam, 52, Ashraful Islam, 45, Hira Bibi, 60, and Ramjan Ali, 50.
Naogaon Superintendent of Police Md Iqbal Hossain said: “A Porsha-bound bus hit an autorickshaw, leaving three people dead on the spot and five others injured at Kusrapara area.
“Among the injured, two died on the way to hospital,” he said.
“Ramjan, a fisherman, died when a fish-laden three-wheeler overturned at Bridgermor area of Potnitala upazila,” said Mazharul Islam, OC of Potnitala police station.
The dead bodies were sent to Naogaon General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
In Manikganj, a young man was killed and eight others were injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a human haulier on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Muljan area in Sadar upazila on Sunday morning, reported UNB.
The deceased was identified as Mintu Miah, 25, resident of Ghior upazila.
Police said the collision took place around 8am when a Dhaka-bound bus of Southern Paribahan hit the human hauler (locally named as Leguna), leaving Mintu dead on the spot and eight other human hauler passengers injured.
Earlier on Saturday, in Gaibandha, a 13-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old boy was injured when a battery-run autorickshaw lost control and overturned.
The incident happened in the Notun Bazar area of Gaibandha-Nakaihat highway, our Gaibandha correspondent reported.
The children had gone out on the autorickshaw to join in Pohela Boishakh celebrations, police said.
The injured boy was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
The deceased was from Poigel village in the district's Nakai union.