• Friday, Nov 22, 2019
  • Last Update : 01:09 pm

Road crashes kill 13 in four districts

  • Published at 10:38 pm February 11th, 2019
web_Khulna-Accident
A bus of picnickers crashed into a roadside ditch on the Khulna-Satkhira highway on Monday, February 11, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A total of 13 people were killed in separate road accidents in four districts on Sunday night and Monday

Khulna

Five people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a car in the Harintana Gate area of Khulna Sunday night.

The incident took place on the Khulna-Rupsa Bypass Road, in front of Labanchara police station, of the city around 10:45pm, police said.

Labanchata police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Shafiqul Islam said four of the deceased were identified as Bangladesh Chhatra League activists: Mahmud Hasan Babu, Walid Mahmud Utshob, Shaju Ahmed, Animul Islam Gazi, all hailing from different places in Gopalganj. The fifth victim was identified as Gopalganj Juba League activist Sadikul Alam.

Quoting witnesses, OC Shafiqul said the Khulna-bound truck, carrying cement, had collided with the Bagerhat-bound car, leaving three passengers of the car and two pedestrians dead on the spot.

After being notified, police and firefighters arrived at the scene and recovered the bodies of the deceased.

The truck was later impounded by police. Its driver, however, managed to flee the scene right after the accident and is yet to be apprehended.

On the other hand, a schoolgirl was killed and at least 30 others injured when a picnic bus turned turtle in the Dumuria upazila of Khulna on Monday.

Deceased Meghla, was a class VIII student of Shyamnagar Secondary Girls' School.

Dumuria police station OC Aminul Islam said the students of the school riding in three buses were heading towards the Bagerhat Sixty Domed Mosque.

Suddenly, one of the buses, carrying at least 65 students, turned turtle in the Chakundia area around 11:30am after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving one dead on the scene and 30 wounded.

Munshiganj

Three people were killed in a road accident in the Bhoberchor area of the Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj on Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as Grameen Bank Principal (retd.) Siddiqur Rahman, 70, his wife Jesmin Sultana, 55, and their chauffeur Abdullah Sarkar, 35. 

The accident occurred when a private car struck a covered van, from behind, on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, around 12:45pm.  All of them were from the Chandpur area. 

Bhoberchor Police Highway Traffic Inspector (TI) Jahirul Islam confirmed the matter. 

Lalmonirhat

Two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident in the Patgram upazila of the Lalmonirhat district on Monday.

Deceased Khorshed Alam, 40, and Arif Hossain, 38, were residents of the Goshala Bazar area of the district town, confirmed Patgram Police Station sub-Inspector (SI) Soleman Ali.

The SI said a truck hit a motorcycle in the Baura area around 3:30pm, leaving two bikers dead on the scene.

Naogaon

Two people were killed in separate road accidents in the district on Monday morning. 

The deceased were identified as Ziaur Rahman,35, son of Abu Taleb Sarder of the BDR camp area  and Humyra Khatun, 7, daughter of Nazrul Islam of the Parail village under the Ganeshpur union and a student of Al Hera School Academy of the Manda upazila.

According to police sources, Ziaur Rahman died on the spot when a picnic bus hit his bicycle in the Shokher Polli area.

On the other hand a three wheeler locally known vot-voti hit Humyra near the Prasadpur Bazar while she was going to the school.

Naogaon Model police station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hye and Manda police station Officer-in-Charge Mozaffar Hossain confirmed the incidents.

Our correspondents Hedait Hossain Molla from Khulna, Tanjil Hasan from Munshiganj, Moazzem Hossain from Lalmonirhat, and Abdur Rouf from Naogaon contributed to this report.