Heavy fog and slippery road are presumed to be the cause behind the accidents
The movement of vehicles on roads and highways has become quite dangerous throughout the country ever since the arrival of winter, and with it dense fog reducing visibility while travelling.
Within the span of six hours yesterday morning, at least two people were killed and several others injured in three separate road accidents in Kishoreganj.
All three incidents took place on the 52km Kishoreganj-Bhairab regional Highway in Kamaliarchar of Sadar upazila from 4am to 10am.
A Mymensingh-bound bus from Sunamganj plunged into a roadside ditch when its driver lost control of the steering, leaving two people dead on the spot and several others injured at 4am.
The deceased were identified as Faizul Islam Chowdhury, 60, from Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet and Zinat Khan, 50, a nurse of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
During the rescue operation, another truck plunged into the same ditch when its driver lost control of the vehicle.
Later, another bus bound for Dhaka, collided head-on with an oil tanker from Bhairab and plunged into a roadside ditch, injuring several people at the same spot around 10:15am.
DM Jahirul Islam, in-charge of Katiadi Highway police station told our correspondent that the police suspected the accidents were caused because of poor visibility on the road due to the dense fog which prevailed early in the morning. On top of that the road was very slippery due to the on and off drizzling rain since the early hours.”
Three others killed in Savar, Mymensingh
A Dhaka-bound truck carrying goats from Joypurhat fell into a roadside ditch on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Jorpul area of Savar yesterday.
The truck driver's assistant and a trader on-board were killed and as many as 150 goats drowned.
Savar Fire Service Senior Station Officer Liton Ahmed confirmed the matter and said two units rushed to the spot and recovered the dead bodies and the cattle.
In a separate incident, a man was killed and another injured when a bus collided into an auto-rickshaw near Hemgonj Bazar in Nandail upazila of Mymensingh.
The victim Abdul Mannan, was taken to Nandail upazila health complex where the duty-doctors pronounced him dead, reports our Mymensingh Correspondent.