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19 killed in road accidents

  • Published at 11:14 am August 15th, 2019
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The photo shows a bus overturns after hitting a tree on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Feni, killing 8 people and injuring at least 20 people in the early hours of Thursday, August 15, 2019 Focus Bangla

The incidents occurred at different times on Thursday morning

At least 19 people were killed, and many others injured in road accidents, in Feni, Faridpur, Kishoreganj, Sirajganj, Gopalganj, Tangail, and Barisal on Thursday.

In Feni, eight people were killed, and at least 20 others injured when a Cox's Bazar-bound picnic bus lost control on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, and hit a roadside tree at Lemua area around 7am.

Among the deceased, two were identified as Sujon Mia, 40, and Shahadat, confirmed Mohipal Highway police station OC Shahjahan Khan.

In Faridpur, three people were killed, and 30 others injured when a Tuhin Paribahan bus collided head-on with a local bus on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway in Nawpara area under Bhanga upazila around 10am.

Two of the deceased were identified as bus driver Rowsan Ali, 38, and a passenger Mira Rani Kundu, 65, confirmed Bhanga highway police station SI Ashraf Uddin.

In Sirajganj, two people were killed, and 20 others injured in a road accident when two passenger buses collided head-on in Konabari area on the Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway.

Witnesses said, a Hanif Paribahan bus collided head–on with a Fivestar Paribahan bus, killing the driver of the later, and a passenger of Hanif bus on the spot.

Later, two other buses from Ena and Dipjol Paribahan collided at the crash site leaving 20 people injured.

In Kishoreganj, three people were killed, and four others injured when a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Kishoreganj-Bhairab Highway in Katiadi upazila around 11am.

The deceased are CNG driver Jahidul, and passengers Tofazzal, and Omar Faruk, confirmed Katiadi highway police station OC Nasiruddin Majumder. 

In Gopalganj, a motorcyclist died when his vehicle collided head-on with a microbus on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Gopalpur area of Kashiani upazila.

The deceased Tuhin, 45, died on the spot, while his wife Shakhi Begum was critically injured, said Ramdia police outpost Inspector Aminur Rahman.

In Tangail, a motorcyclist was killed when his vehicle collided head-on with a pick-up truck in Uttarpara of Bowali upazila.

The deceased Istiyak Ahmed, 17, died on the spot, said Sakhipur police station OC Amir Hossain.

In Barisal, a motorcyclist was killed when rammed by a bus at Notunhut area under Babuganj upazila in the afternoon.

The deceased was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Babuganj police station OC.

Rafiqul Islam, Feni; Wali Newaz, Faridpur; Mushfiqur Rahman, Kishoreganj; Aminul Islam Rana, Sirajganj; Manoj Kumar Saha, Gopalganj; Abdullah Al Numan, Tangail; and Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal contributed to this report