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7 killed in road accidents in 4 districts

  • Published at 09:56 pm July 30th, 2019
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At least two madrasa students were killed and 10 others injured in Barisal

At least seven people were killed and 10 others injured in Sylhet, Barisal, Rajbari, and Thakurgaon on Tuesday.

In Sylhet, two people were killed on the spot when a pick-up van fell into a roadside ditch in Tetli on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway, in Daskhin Surma of Sylhet, in the morning.

The deceased were identified as Shamir Uddin, 30, and pick-up van driver Mithu Sutradhar, 23, confirmed Daskhin Surma police station Sub-Inspector Shiplu.

In Barisal, two madrasa students were killed and nine others of the same madrasa were injured when their van fell into a roadside ditch at Mulpain in Ujirpur upazila, in the morning.

The deceased were identified as Lamia, 7, and Abdulah, 7, both of them students of Mulpain Darussunnat Madrasa, confirmed Ujirpur Police Station OC, Shisir Kumar Pal. 

In Rajbari, a motorcyclist and a van driver were killed on the spot when a truck ran over both vehicles at Ananda Bazar in Baliakandi upazila, in the afternoon.

The deceased were identified as motorcyclist Jamal Mandal, 45, and van driver Islam Sheikh, 50, confirmed Baliakandi police station OC AKM Ajmal.

Police arrested the truck driver, the OC added.

In Thakurgaon, a man was killed on the spot when  the vehicle he had just been driving overturned on him after he had gotten out and was standing next to it. The vehicle crushed his head. This happened at Jadurani market in Haripur upazila in the morning.

The deceased, Saiful Islam, 45, was a cattle businessman, confirmed Haripur police station OC Amiruzzaman. 

Locals said the vehicle overturned suddenly after he unloaded some cattle from it.

Our correspondents Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal; Md Serajul Islam, Sylhet; Kazi Tanvir Mahmud, Rajbari and Zakir Mostafiz, Thakurgaon contributed to this report