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Nine killed in road accidents in five districts

  • Published at 11:48 pm April 20th, 2019
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The incidents took place in, Mymensingh, Dinajpur, Jhenaidah, Kushtia, and Chittagong on Saturday

At least nine people were killed and several others injured in road accidents in five districts across the country.

The incidents took place in, Mymensingh, Dinajpur, Jhenaidah, Kushtia, and Chittagong on Saturday.

In Mymensingh, at least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw and a human-hauler on Mymensingh-Haluaghat road at Alalpur in the city.

The deceased were identified as Yunus, 60, Kuddus, 38, Mustafijur Rahman, 62 and his wife Rahima Khatun, 50, reports UNB.

Kotwali police station OC Mahmudul Islam said: “The truck driver lost control when a tire was punctured. It fell into a ditch after hitting the two vehicles.”

Police recovered the bodies and sent them to a local hospital for autopsy, he added.

In Kushtia, two people were killed in separate road accidents in Trimohoni area in sadar upazila, and Ranakharia area in Mirpur upazila. 

The deceased are Sabu Mandal, 45, and Ramjan Ali Pramanik, 65.

Kushtia Highway police station Sub-Inspector Joynul Islam said: “Ramjan Ali was crushed under a truck when the vehicle overturned on Kushtia-Iswardi highway in Ranakharia area of Mirpur upazila around 8:30am.

"Eariler in the day, Sabu Mandal was killed when a truck hit his van on bypass road in Trimohoni area around 6am. Two passengers on his van were injured," the SI added. 

In Dinajpur, a man was killed after being run over by a tractor in front of the Barapukuria Power Station. 

The deceased, Shamiul Islam Shukhu, 35, was a coal miner at Barapukuria coal mine.

Barapukuria police outpost In-Charge Md Sirajul Islam said: “Police recovered the body and seized the tractor.” 

In Jhenaidah, a man died after he was run over by an unidentified vehicle in Dudhsar area in Shailkupa upazila.

The deceased, Bashir Ali, 50, was a van driver.

Shailkupa police station OC Kazi Ayub Rahman said the police recovered his body after his van was run over.

In Chittagong, a man died and another was injured after a truck carrying tobacco overturned on top of them in the Lohagara upazila.

The deceased, identified as Md Ayub Ali, 23, was a construction worker.

The injured Jalal Ahmad, also a construction worker, was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

Lohagara police Sub-Inspector Ajay Deb Sheel said: “Police handed over the body to his family members and seized the truck but its driver fled.”

Our correspondents Kudrote Khoda Sobuj from Khulna, Md Faruk Hossain from Dinajpur, Nayan Khondoker from Jhenaidah, and Anwar Hussain from Chittagong contributed to this report