• Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
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6 killed in road accidents

Road Accident
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Three were killed in Tangail, two in Shariatpur and one in Panchagarh

Six people have been killed in separate road accidents in Tangail, Shariatpur and Panchagarh.

In Tangail, three people were killed after an autorickshaw was hit by a yet to be identified vehicle in Kalihati Upazila’s Hatia on Friday morning. 

One of the victims has been identified as Sobur Mia, 35.

The autorickshaw driver was killed on the spot, said Bangabandhu Bridge (East) police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mosharaf Hossain.

“Two of the injured were taken to Tangail General Hospital but doctors pronounced both of them dead around 9am,” he told the Dhaka Tribune.

In Shariatpur, a couple – identified as Mithun Mondol, 32, and Nandita Mondol, 24 – was killed on the spot when the motorcycle they were riding on collided head-on with a truck.

Mithun was taking his wife to see a doctor in Madaripur when the accident took place at Kashipur.

Family sources said he had been living in Italy for a decade and only returned home about two weeks ago.

In Panchagarh, a JSC candidate was killed and three others injured when a motorcycle rammed into a battery-run autorickshaw on the Debiganj-Panchagarh road in the Baburhat area.

The deceased, Sohel Rana, was travelling to the Debiganj Nipendra Narayan Government High School centre with two of his classmates – Yunus Ali Shahin and Hamidul Islam – to take the exam.

His motorcycle hit a three-wheeler head-on. The three JSC candidates and the autorickshaw driver –Alim – sustained serious injuries, said Tepriganj Union Parishad Chairman Md Golam Rahman Sarkar.

Locals took Sohel to Debiganj Upazila Health Complex, but doctors decided to send him to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for better treatment. He succumbed to his injuries on the way.

Debiganj police station Officer-in-Charge Robiul Hasan Sarkar said the JSC candidates were not wearing helmets. 

“We suspect that reckless driving caused the accident,” he added.