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Four killed in Gopalganj road accidents

Two teachers and a fifth grader are among the deceased

Update : 19 May 2024, 01:31 PM

Four people, including two teachers and a fifth grader, were killed in separate road accidents in Gopalganj Sadar upazila on Saturday.

The two accidents occurred Saturday night on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Haridaspur and on the Gopalganj-Chapail road in Chapail, both in sadar upazila.

The deceased were identified as Ramim Sheikh, 10, a fifth grader; Jewel Molla, 42, a bus supervisor; Pinaki Ranjan Das, 57, a professor of Gopalganj Women's College; and Babul Sarkar, 48, a professor of MH Khan Degree College in the upazila.

Kashiani Upazila Bhatiapara Highway police station Sub Inspector (SI) Md Al Mahmud confirmed the deaths.

Bhatiapara Highway Police Station Sub Inspector (SI) Md Al Mahamud reported that Pinaki Ranjan Das, Babul Sarkar, and Jewel Molla were riding a motorcycle from Kashiani to Gopalganj city.

In the Haridaspur area, a bus hit their motorcycle from behind, throwing all three onto the highway and severely injuring them. They were taken to the Gopalganj 250 Bedded District Hospital, where Jewel Molla died during treatment. The other two professors died on the way to Dhaka.

Gopalganj Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Anisur Rahman said that on Saturday evening, Ramin Sheikh was severely injured when he was hit by a soil-carrying trolley while crossing the road in Chapail of Sadar upazila. Locals rescued him and admitted him to the 250-bed Gopalganj General Hospital, where he died around 9pm while undergoing treatment.

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