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7 killed in road accidents in three districts

  • Published at 12:54 pm July 15th, 2019
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The truck lost control and hit a tree on Khulna-Mawna highway in Bagerhat on July 15, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The incidents occurred on Sunday and Monday

Seven people were killed, and one was injured in road accidents in three districts. 

The incidents occurred on Sunday and Monday.

In Gazipur, four people were killed in road accidents in two areas, Nadain and Kodda of the district.

In Nandain, three people were killed in a road accident on the Gazipur-Mymensingh Highway around 8am on Monday.

Gazipur Metropolitan Sadar police station OC, Shamir Chandra Shutradhar said: “A pick-up had hit a covered van from behind, killing the driver, and his associates on the spot.

“The dead bodies were sent to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital morgue,” he added.

The deceased are, Hasan Khan, 19, the pick-up truck driver, Naim Majhi, 18, and Samiul Mia, 16, helper of the truck.

In Kodda, a man was killed as a Kashimpur-bound police prison-van hit, and injured him on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway around 8pm on Sunday.

The deceased, Nazrul Islam Kajal was critically injured in the accident, and died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

In Tangail, two people were killed in road accidents in two areas, on Sunday.

In Ashekpur bypass area, a man was killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway.

The deceased, Alauddin Al Azad, 55 was hit, and run over by a truck when he was crossing the Ashekpur bypass road.

Elenga police outpost In-Charge Basudeb Sinha, said: “Alauddin was sent to Tangail General Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.”

In Sakhipur, an upazila Krishok Sramik Janata League leader died, 27 days after getting injured in a road accident.

Sources said, the deceased, Ataur Rahman was a freedom fighter, and upazila Krishok Sramik Janata League president. He was severely injured when his motorcycle lost control, and hit a roadside tree on June 17. 

He was receiving treatment at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

In Bagerhat, a man was killed, and another injured in a road accident on the Khulna-Mawna Highway in the early hours on Monday.

The deceased, Kamal Hossain, a truck driver died on the spot when his truck lost control, and hit a roadside tree.

Katakhali highway police station OC Robiul Islam said: “We rescued the injured truck helper, and took him to Khulna Medical College Hospital. The deceased, Kamal’s dead body was sent to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital morgue.”

Our correspondents Raihanul Islam Akand from Gazipur, Abdullah Al Numan from Tangail, and SM Samsur Rahman from Bagerhat contributed to the report.