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8 killed in separate road accidents

  • Published at 03:59 pm June 16th, 2018
Road Accident
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The accidents took place on Friday

At least eight people have been killed in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Sylhet, and Chandpur districts on Friday.

In Chittagong, three people were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Sahgodi Nimtoli area of Patiya upazila around 11am.

The deceased are Hridoy Ranjan Das, 70, a teacher of Chiringa area of Cox's Bazar, his wife Basanti Das, 55, and their son-in-law, Shibakar Das, 40.

Hridoy and Basanti died on the spot. Shibhakar was taken to Chittagong Medical Collage Hospital (CMCH) in critical condition, where the duty doctors declared him dead.

Mizanur Rahman, in-charge of Patiya Highway police outpost confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.

In another road crash, two people--Kiron Bala Das, 60, and Lutfur Rahman, 30-died when a bus hit a road-side tree after its driver lost control over the steering on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Shuklal Hat in Barabkunda around at 11:45am.

Meanwhile, an unidentified woman was killed after being hit by a human-hauler while crossing the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Madambibir Hat in Shitakundo upzila around 5pm.

In Sylhet, an elderly woman died in a road accident around 6pm.

The deceased is Razia Begum, 55, wife of Jamsed Ali of Barochatul village of the upazila.

Locals rushed her to the Upazila Health complex where the duty doctors pronounced her dead.

In Chandpur, hawker Saleh Ahmed, 40, son of Abdul Bashar Miaji of Tamta area in Shahrasti upazila, was killed after falling off a rickshaw when a private car hit it around 6:30pm.

Police seized the car but its driver managed to flee the scene, Shahrasti Police Station Sub-Inspector Kutubuddin said.