Four killed in road crashes across country
Road crashes killed four people in three districts including two schoolgirls in Comilla of the country triggering road blockade on Tuesday.
Two schoolgirls were killed in separate road accidents in the Sadar Dakkhin and Chandina upazilas of Comilla on Tuesday.
The accidents took place in the morning when they were going to school to attend programs marking the 49th Independence Day.
In the Sadar Dakshin upazila, a tenth grader was killed, and five other passengers of a "Leguna" human haulier were injured, after the driver of the vehicle lost control over the steering and crashed it into a roadside ditch.
The incident occurred in the Mostafapur area around 9:30am.
The deceased Rina Saha, daughter of Labu Saha, of the Barpara village in the Sadar Dakshin upazila, was a student of Bijoypur High School.
Meanwhile, ninth-grader Mahmuda Akter Yeasmin of Kutumbapur High School died when a tractor hit her on the Dhaka-Chattagram Highway in Nazirpur of the Chandina upazila.
Following her death, agitating students of the school took to the street and blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for an hour.
Chandina police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Foysal said: “The incident occurred when the student was returning from an Independence Day rally and the truck crushed her. She died on the spot.”
Students barricaded the highway and set tyres on fire. Later police rushed to the spot, removing the students from the road and clearing the way, the OC added.
An old man was run over by a truck in the Enayetpur upazila of Sirajganj in the morning.
Deceased Abdus Sobhan Sarkar,68, was a resident of the Gopalpur village.
Enayetpur police station SI Mamun Hossain said the sand-laden truck ran over Sobhan in the Betil area, leaving him critically injured.
He was declared dead at the Khwaza Yunus Ali Medical College Hospital.
An elderly man was killed in a road accident in the Baona Bazar area under Hili of Dinajpur in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Rois Uddin , 58.
Hakimpur police station Officer-in-Charge Anwar Hossain said Rois Uddin died when a motorcycle hit him on the Hili-Ghoraghat road in the area while he was crossing the road.
Students of Palashi Adarsha College blockaded the road in front of the college after a private car hit two students leaving them critically injured.
According to sources, Ishak Ali and Sathi, the two students of Palashi Government Primary School were hit by the car in the morning while a program on Independent day was going on.
After the incident. the students of the college blockaded the road demanding arrest the driver of the car.
On information, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
The police also arrested Sohel, the driver of the car, said Monirampur police station SI SM Enamul Haque.