• Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019
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6 killed in road crashes in 4 districts

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The incidents took place on Saturday

Seven separate road crashes in four districts of the country, claimed the lives of six people, injuring two others.

The incidents took place on Saturday.

In Gopalganj, two people, including a minor student and a woman, were killed in separate road accidents.

The child, Korban Sardar, 12, a differently-abled primary school student was killed after a speeding bus ran him over on the Gopalganj-Tungipara road around 11am.

The woman, Shiba Sardar, 21, a construction worker, was run over by a motorcycle on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway around 12pm.

According to Gopalganj and Tungipara police, the victims died on the spot after being run-over by the speeding vehicles.

The bodies were recovered and sent to Gopalganj General Hospital for autopsy, he added.

In Jessore, a mill worker has died and two others injured, in separate road accidents.

The deceased, Sultan Arefin, 40, was run over by an oncoming speeding ambulance on the Jessore-Narail road of the Hamidpur area in the morning.

"After he was admitted to Jessore General Hospital, the duty doctors declared him dead," said the deceased’s brother, Tuhin.

In a separate accident, the driver of a motorized three-wheeler and his companion, were injured after the vehicle overturned when one of its wheels got dislodged near the Shatmail area, around 8am.

The driver has been identified as Shahinur, while his companion is Ekramul.

In Tangail, two separate road accidents have left two people dead.

In the Sadar upazila, a truck ran over an unidentified man on the Dhaka-Tangail highway, killing him on the spot.

In Madhupur, Farhad Hossain, 32, was hit by a passenger bus from behind while he was on a motorcycle.

“The bus driver was arrested and a case was filed by Farhad’s family,” confirmed Madhupur police station OC, Shafikul Islam.

In Naogaon, a construction worker was killed when a sand-hauler truck lost control and overturned in Patnitala upazila in the afternoon.

The deceased, Jibon Roy, 23, the helper of the truck, died after being trapped underneath the truck.

Patnitala police station OC, Parimal Kumar Chakrabarti, said the body was recovered and handed over to family members.