Police recovered the bodies and handed them over to the families
Three people on a motorcycle have been killed after a truck hit them on Dinajpur-Bochaganj road.
The accident happened near Zainul Mudikhana in Farakkabad union under Biral upazila of the district on Tuesday.
The deceased are Laju Islam, 25, son of Belal Hossain, Mamun Hossain, 30, son of Sharif Uddin and Anwar, 30, son of Mozam. All three hailing from Dangapara village of the union.
Md Azharul Islam, station officer of Biral fire service, said the truck from Bochaganj collided head-on with the motorcycle, killing the three on spot.
Locals halted the traffic movement soon after the incident.
Police recovered the bodies with help from Dinajpur and Biral fire services and handed them over to the families, said Biral police station Officer-in-Charge Nasim Habib.
“We have seized the truck and the motorcycle and normalized the traffic movement too,” he added.
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As many as 6,686 people lost their lives and 8,600 were injured in a total of 4,891 road accidents in 2020 in Bangladesh.
The figures were revealed in the Bangladesh Passengers Welfare Association’s (BPWA) annual road accident monitoring report for 2020.
It means on average, roughly 18 people were killed every day in road accidents across the country.
Experts said small vehicles — defying a ban — ply highways and often collide with large vehicles, which leads to a staggering number of fatalities on roads.
Two other major reasons behind the accidents are disorderly movement of vehicles and the reckless attitude of drivers, they said.