• Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:22 pm

8 killed in road accidents


In Noakhali, a bicyclist was killed when a bus ran him over on the Boshurhat -Chaprashirhat road in Companiganj upazila

At least eight people were killed in road accidents in Sirajganj, Noakhali , Habiganj and Tangail on Sunday.

In Sirajganj, four madrasa students were killed and 10 others injured in a head on collision between a bus and a truck on the Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway at the Kashem intersection in Kamarkhand upazila.

The deceased were identified as Md Yasin Arafat,24, Md Khaled Mahmud, 19, Md Imran Hossain, 14, and Md Ilias Hossain, 22. All of them were students of Islami Madrasa in Dhaka's Tejgaon.

Bangabandhu Bridge West police station OC Syed Shaheed Alam said the madrasa students were returning to Dhaka from a picnic in Naogaon.

 The accident took place around 2:30am and left Yasin, Khaled, and Imran dead on the spot.

On information, police recovered the bodies and took the injured to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib 250 Bed General Hospital.

Elias succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Dhaka for better treatment, OC Shaheed said.

Police seized the bus and truck but their drivers managed to flee, the OC added.

In Noakhali, a bicyclist was killed when a bus ran him over on the Boshurhat -Chaprashirhat road in Companiganj upazila.

The deceased, Arman Hossain, 24, was a college student, confirmed  Companiganj police station OC Arifur Rahman.

In Habiganj, two people including a child were killed in separate road accidents.

The deceased were identified as Shaju Begum, 10, of Baniachong upazila, and Naim Miya, 21, of Chunarughat upazila.

Shaju was severely injured when a CNG auto-rickshaw hit her in  the Pakura area, and later died while being taken to a hospital.

Meanwhile, Naim died on the spot when a battery-run auto-rickshaw overturned on Chunurghat road.

Chunurghat police station OC Sheikh Nazmul Hoque confirmed the incidents.

In Tangail, a motorcyclist was killed after his vehicle collided head-on with another motorbike on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Pushtokamuri area of Mirzapur upazila.

The deceased identified as Anwarul Karim Azad, was a former employee of Agrani Bank in Mirzapur upazila.

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