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7 killed in road accidents in 4 districts

  • Published at 10:27 pm January 24th, 2020
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Three people have been killed in Habiganj road accident

At least seven people have been killed and 19 others injured in separate road accidents in four districts of the country.

In Barisal, two people, including a minor boy, were killed in two separate road mishaps on Friday.

A five-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a battery-run auto-rickshaw on Sher-e-Bangla Road in the city in the morning, Airport police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Zahid Bin Alam said.

The deceased is Rakan, son of Rafikul Islam, a petty officer of Bangladesh Navy.

In another accident, Shefali Begum, 50, was killed when her winter wrapper was caught in the wheel of an auto-rickshaw near Dighirpar area of Mehendiganj upazila in the afternoon.

In Habiganj, at least three people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch at Kamaichhara in Bahubal upazila on Friday morning.

Two of the deceased are identified as bus staff Abu Sayeed, 30, and Kamala Begum, 35.

Satgaon highway police outpost in-charge Mashuk Miah said: "The driver lost control over the steering and the bus overturned on its way to Habiganj from Sreemangal."

Later, the bus fell into a roadside ditch, leaving the three dead on the spot, he said.

The injured were sent to Habiganj General Hospital, he added. 

In Chuadanga, a man was killed and two others were injured as a tractor fell into a ditch near Boalmari area of Sadar upazila in the morning.

The deceased is Marefat Mandal, 58.

Alamdanga police station OC Syed Ashikur Rahman said: "Marefat was pronounced dead by the duty doctor at Chuadanga General Hospital upon arrival."

In Panchagarh, a man was killed and two others injured in a road accident on Boda-Debiganj highway near Khatpara area on Thursday night.

The deceased is Asharu Barman, 40, a resident of Sakoa Birpara village in Boda upazila.

Boda police station OC Abu Haider Md Ashrafuzzaman said: "A sand-laden tractor lost its control and fell on the bicycle-rider Asharu when a bus tried to overtake the tractor."

The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital. 

Our correspondents Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal; Md Noor Uddin, Habiganj; Mehedi Hasan, Chuadanga; and Sazzadur Rahman Sazzad, Panchagarh contributed to this report.