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Road crashes kill 10 across country

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The fatalities took place in Faridpur, Rajbari, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, and Barisal on Thursday

At least ten people have been killed and several others injured in separate road accidents around the country.

The fatalities took place in Faridpur, Rajbari, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, and Barisal on Thursday.

Faridpur

Two people were killed and nine others injured when a truck rammed a human hauler on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Sadar upazila.

The deceased were identified as Sujon Patwari, 22, a construction worker and son of Manirul Islam of Kanaipur, and Azizul Islam, 45, the headmaster of Raikali Hazi Badshah Mia Government Primary School in Kanaipur.

Sub-Inspector Nizamul Islam of Karimpur Highway police camp said the accident took place around 9:45 am when a Magura-bound truck from Faridpur hit a human hauler after a tyre of the truck burst with a big bang, leaving one killed on the spot and injuring ten others.

Rajbari

Two people were killed when a private car carrying them plunged into a roadside ditch at Shyamsundar of Kalukhali upazila in the morning.

The deceased were identified as driver of the car Manir Hossain, 32, son of Hashem Molla of Manikganj district, and Ripon Quadir, 30, son of Swajan Kazi of Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district.

Kalukhali Police Station Officer-in-Charge SM Abu Farhad said the accident took place around 1:30 am when a Kalukhali–bound car plunged into a roadside ditch

as its driver lost control of the steering, leaving both the driver and the passenger dead on the spot.

Ripon met the tragic incident on his way to his father-in-law’s house in Kalukhali, said the OC.

Nilphamari

A woman and her five-year-old daughter were killed while another was injured when a truck hit a rickshaw-van at Bhatiapara in Domar upazila.

The deceased were identified as Nazma Begum, 30, wife of Rubel Islam of Cluster village, and her daughter, Rubina Akter.

The accident took place around 9 pm when a goods-laden truck hit a rickshaw van carrying Nazma, her father Nimanur, and Rubina, as they were returning home, leaving them dead on the spot and one injured, said Domar Police Station Officer-in-Charge, Moksed Ali Bepari.

Dinajpur

The additional chief engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Rangpur division, was killed in a road accident.

Local sources said a jeep carrying engineer Afzal Hossain, 59, hit hard a roadside tree in Uchitpur area on the Dinajpur-Govindapur road at about 10am, leaving him dead on the spot.

A college teacher named Anzuman Ara was killed in a road accident in Biral area in the afternoon.

Barisal

Two transport workers were killed and 10 others injured as a bus crashed into a roadside tree on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway at Baichkhola of Gouronadi upazila in the afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Laton Rari, 35, a resident of Bamrail in Ujirpur upazila, and Sohel Howlader, 30.

Gouronadi Highway Police Station Officer-in-Charge, Sheikh Atiar Rahman, said the accident took place around 2pm when the ‘BMF Paribahan’ bus driver lost control of the steering and hit a tree, leaving two dead on the spot, and around 10 others injured.