At least three others injured in the accidents
At least four people were killed and several others were injured in separate road accidents in two districts.
In Madaripur, two people were killed and two others were injured when a bus and battery-run van collided head-on at the Karnapara area under Dasar upazila on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Shukur Ali, 30, and Mohammad Amir Bepari, 40.
The injured are Litu Haldar and Swapan Haldar, they are currently undergoing treatment at Madaripur Sadar Hospital.
According to witnesses, the incident happened when a van carrying the aforementioned people collided head-on with a moving bus of Eagle Paribahan on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway at around 10am, reports UNB.
Shukhur and Amir died on the spot while Litu and Swapan were immediately helped to a medical facility by the locals.
Enraged by the incident, the relatives of the deceased and the locals blocked the highway for hours and vandalized several vehicles.
Confirming the matter, Dasar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Hasanuzzaman said: "We went to the spot and rescued the injured with the help of locals and sent them to the hospital.”
“The body of the slain van driver, Shukur Ali, was immediately taken home by his relatives and the other body was sent to the Madaripur Hospital morgue for autopsy” the OC added.
In Thakurgaon, two people were killed and another was injured when a truck hit a motorbike at the Bhulli-Munshirhat Bazar area in Sadar upazila on Saturday night.
The deceased were identified as Raju Islam, 27, son of Ismail Hossain of Debipur village, and Sazzad Hossain, son of Salauddin of Nehalpara village in the upazila.
The accident occurred in the area around 8pm when the truck hit the motorbike carrying three people during its attempt to overtake a Dhaka-bound coach, leaving two motorbike riders dead on the spot and another injured, said Tanvirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar police station.
The injured was taken to Sadar hospital from where doctors referred him to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital for better treatment.