Ten people were killed and at least 14 others injured in separate road accidents in four districts around the country between Saturday night and Sunday.
In Shariatpur, three day labourers were killed and at least nine others injured when a truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Sadar upazila’s Atong Boro Bridge area Saturday night.
The deceased were identified as Rahmat Gazi, 40, Naimul Islam, 18, and Idris Biswas, 70. All of them are from Ashasuni upazila in Satkhira.
According to the injured workers, they had come to Shariatpur from Satkhira over one-and-a-half month ago to harvest paddy.
Niaz Mohammad, deputy assistant director of Shariatpur Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the accident took place around 10:30pm when the paddy-laden truck, carrying the 12 workers, plunged into the roadside ditch after its driver lost control.
Rahmat, Naimul and Idris were killed on spot. The nine injured were admitted to Shariatpur Sadar Hospital.
In Bogra, three people were killed after being run over by a covered van on the Dhaka-Bogra Highway in Sherpur upazila’s Sonka Bazar area Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Sadek Ali, 55, Al Mahmud, 35, and Mohsin Ali, 52 – all of them were construction workers and residents of Sonka Dakkhinpara village.
Sub-Inspector Kajal Kumar Nandi, in-charge of Kundarhat highway police outpost, said the Bogra-bound covered van ran over the trio around 7pm after the driver lost control and killed them on the spot.
Police impounded the covered van but the driver and his assistant fled the scene.
A case accusing the duo was also filed at Shepur police station later in the day.
In Sirajganj, three people were killed and as many injured when a tin-loaded Bogra-bound truck and covered van collided head-on in Raiganj upazila’s Dadpur bridge area around 7am Sunday.
The deceased were Rashidul Islam, 24, Abdur Rahman, 32, and Alamin Hossain, 20. All of them were from Sariakandi upazila.
Hatikumrul highway police station OC Abdul Kader Zilani said both vehicles had plunged into a roadside ditch after the collision, killing the trio.
On information, police and Fire Service officials went to the spot and recovered the bodies, he said. The injured were taken to Raiganj Upazila Health Complex.
Traffic in the area was halted for an hour after the accident.
In Netrakona, a man was killed and at least five others injured when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a covered van collided head-on on the Netrakona-Mymensingh road in Sadar upazila’s Jhausi area around 3pm Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Mahmudul Hasan Sujon, 22, of Mymensingh’s Fulpur upazila.
Witnesses said Sujon was rushed to the Netrakona Modern Sadar Hospital along with the other injured. He was declared dead upon arrival.
Our correspondents Kazi Nazrul Islam from Shariatpur, Nazmul Huda Nasim from Bogra, Aminul Islam Khan Rana from Sirajganj and Hanif Ullah Akash from Netrakona contributed to this report