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11 killed in road crashes

  • Published at 07:57 pm February 25th, 2020
Acc-Road Accident

11 people were killed and at least 16 injured in road accidents throughout the country.

In Sirajganj, an Oishinishi Paribahan bus collided with a truck at Bhuiyangati area of Bagura-Nagarbari highway in the afternoon, killing the helper Shukur Ali, a passenger Ambia Begum, 70 and injuring at least ten passengers.

On the other hand, a pedestrian named Mokaddas Hossain, 40, died after being hit by a microbus on the Dhaka-Bagura highway near Pachlia Bazar of Salanga union at 9am on Tuesday.

Hatikumrul Highway police station OC Md Akhtaruzzaman confirmed the matter.

In Gazipur, motorcycle rider Nahid Morol, 28, was killed when his motorcycle skidded on the road and a truck behind him failed to brake on time at Barmi area of Mawna under Sreepur upazila at 11am on Tuesday. Riders Rasel Mia, 25 and Habibullah, 24 of Rayed union in Kapasia were injured. 

Sreepur Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Kamrul Hasan confirmed the matter.

In another accident, a covered van of Shah Cement hit a bicycle riding schoolboy named Robin, 16, near T&T bazar area of Tongi at 10pm on Tuesday. He died after being taken to the hospital, said Nazrul Islam, SI of Tongi East police station.

In Lakhsmipur, a fourth grader named Fahima Akhter Jui, 9 was killed when a truck hit her as she was crossing the Dhaka-Raipur road in Raipur upazila on Tuesday afternoon, according to Tota Mia, Raipur Police Station officer in-charge. 

In Noakhali, a madrasa student named Asma Akhter, 11, died after being hit by a motorcycle while trying to cross the Char Elahi-Chaprashirhat road of Charelahi union in Companiganj upazila at 2pm on Tuesday.

The incident was confirmed by Companiganj police station OC Arifur Rahman.

In Gopalganj, a private car hit a parked truck from behind at Dhaka-Khulna highway near Dumdia area of the sadar upazila at 8pm on Tuesday, killing the car driver Shetu Biswas, 32 and injuring four passengers, Shopon Sikder, 30, Palash Gazi, 26, Shohag, 35 and Babu, 32.

Gopalganj sadar police station SI Shahidul Islam confirmed the matter and said the injured were undergoing treatment at Gopalganj General Hospital.

In Naogaon, a three wheeler toppled over and killed the driver Mostafa, 40, near Haat Chokgouri Bazar area of Mohadevpur upazila at 12pm on Tuesday. Mohadevpur police station OC Jewel confirmed the matter.

In Jamalpur, a carpenter named Khokon Mia, 28, was run over by a truck at Sarishabari-Bhuyapur-Tangail highway while he was on his bicycle near Pingna Girls High School at 11am on Tuesday.

Tarakandi police investigation center In-Charge Mohabbat Kabir confirmed the matter.

In Jessore, a retired teacher Abdur Rauf, 65, died after being hit by a bus at Kuyada bazar of the sadar upazila at 12pm on Tuesday.

Jessore Kotowali police station OC Moniruzzaman confirmed the incident.

Our correspondents Aminul Islam Rana, Sirajganj, Raihanul Islam Akand, Gazipur, Saiful Islam Swapan, Lakhsmipur, Ranajit Chandra Kuri, Noakhali, Manoj Saha, Gopalganj, Khondaker Md Abdur Rouf, Naogaon, Bishwajit, JamalpurTauhid-Uz-Zaman, Jessore contributed to this report.