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Three of a family killed in Tangail road accident

Tangail Accident
File photo: Wreckage of a microbus after a head-on collision with a covered van at the Bangabandhu Bridge Golchattar in Tangail on Friday, December 6, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

3 others killed in 3 districts

Three members of the same family died in a head-on collision between a microbus and covered van at the Bangabandhu Bridge Golchattar in Tangail on Friday around 8am.

The deceased are - Abdul Karim Sarkar, 60, his wife Matowara Sarkar, 50, and their daughter Kaniz Fatema, 30 - all three hailing from Sirajganj.

Following the incident a huge tailback on the highway was created.

Ayubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge (East) police station, told Dhaka Tribune: "The deceased were travelling to Tangail from Sirajganj on a microbus to attend a wedding ceremony when the accident occurred.

"The driver of the microbus lost control over the steering and rammed into a covered van, killing three people on spot and injuring five."

Police went to the spot and sent the injured to Tangail General Hospital. The bodies have been kept under police custody.

3 others killed in 3 districts 

At least three other people were also killed in road accident in Munshiganj, Narsingdi, and Satkhira on Friday.

In Munshiganj, a 60-year-old man was killed and another injured on the Dhaka-Mawa Highway near Keyatkhira area of Sreenagar upazila when a Mawa-bound bus of Gangchil Paribahan hit them in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Nitai Kar, 60, and the injured his nephew Sagor Kar, 22, Hashara highway police outpost in-charge Inspector Md Abdul Based said.

He said: "The two were taken to Sreenagar Upazila Health complex where the on-duty doctor declared Nitai Kar dead, and sent Sagor to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for further treatment.

"We have detained the bus driver and impounded the vehicle," the police official added.

In Narsingdi, a 55-year-old man named Badal Miah Bhandari was killed near the Marjal bus stand on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Raipyra upazila around 7am.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bhairab highway police station Al Mamun said police have detained the bus driver Salauddin and seized the vehicle with the help of locals.

He said: "The Dhaka-bound Titas Express was plying on the wrong side of the road and hit Badal Miah who was standing near the bus stand, killing him on spot."

The OC said they have handed the body over to his family after completing all legal procedures.

In Satkhira, a woman died after the motorcycle she was riding on was rear-ended by a bus of Shohag Paribahan in Khejurdanga area of the bypass road.

The deceased was identified as Momena Khatun, 27, wife of Rafiqul Islam who driving the motorcycle and was injured.

Satkhira Sadar police OC Mostfizur Rahman said: “The body of the deceased was recovered and sent for autopsy at Satkhira Sadar Hospital morgue.”