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Road crashes kill 6 in four districts

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All the incidents took place on Saturday

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

All the incidents took place in Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Rangamati and Kushtia on Saturday.

In Kushtia, a locally-made human haulier’s driver died after a truck rear-ended the small vehicle at Sadar upazila.

The incident took place near the Bhadalia Bridge around 1:50pm, said Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nasir Uddin.

The deceased was identified as Bipul Hossain, 35. He was killed on the spot after the collision, said the OC.

Nasir added that Bipul’s boy was later recovered and sent to Kushtia Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

In Rangamati, a truck-driver was killed and four others injured when a Chittagong-bound mini-truck lost control and fell into a 100-feet deep ditch at Naniarchar upazila. 

The accident took place at the upazila’s Ghilachharhi union around 2pm.

Naniarchar police OC Kabir Hossain said the accident killed driver Alamgir Hossain, 35, and left four labourers injured, who are now undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

In Sirajganj, three people, including a father and son, were killed when a pickup collided with a truck around 3:15pm on Saturday.

The accident occurred on Jhaoil over bridge near Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway on the western side of Bangabandhu Bridge, said Bangabandhu Bridge west police station Sub-Inspector Mahbubur Rahman.

The deceased were identified as Idris Ali, 60, and his son Monju Hossain, 28, and pickup van driver Raju Hossain, 27. All three were from Tangail.

Traffic movement was suspended on the road for about two hours after the accident.

In Jamalpur, a three-wheeler claimed the life of a two-year-old girl named Laboni in Islampur upazila.

The accident took place at the upazila’s Chinaduli union around 5pm on Saturday.

The young child was killed on the spot after, witnesses and Islampur police OC Aslam Hossain.

He said they impounded the vehicle, but its driver had managed to escape.