Five people, including three police officers, were killed and 15 others injured in road accidents in Khagrachari, Manikganj, Chittagong, Gazipur and Gaibandha yesterday.
Our Khagrachari correspondent reports, police constable Bakar was killed on the spot and 15 others were injured as a police bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch in Alutia area.
In Manikganj, a police constable was killed as a truck hit his motorcycle on Dhaka-Aricha highway, killing him on the spot around 8:00am, police said.
The deceased was Kafil Uddin, 42, a constable of special branch (SB) of police.
Our Chittagong correspondent reports, two people, including a police officer, were killed in road accidents in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong and the city’s WASA area yesterday.
The deceased were Sub-inspector Mashudur Rahman, 40, of Mirsari Police Station, and Md Nayon, 26, a rickshaw puller, police said.
SI Mashud was killed on the spot as a truck hit him when he was on duty on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Nizampur area of Mirsarai upazila around 3:30am, police said.
In another accident, a battery-run rickshaw puller, Nayon, was killed when a covered van hit his vehicle from behind in Chittagong city’s Wasa area around 7:30 pm on Saturday night.
Critically injured Nayon was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 11:30 pm on that night, police said.
Meanwhile, a schoolboy was killed when a truck ran him over in Phashitala area in Gabindaganj upazila yesterday, reports our Gaibandha correspondent.
The deceased was Parvez, 7. Agitated locals blocked the Rangpur-Dhaka highway for sometimes after the incident.
Our Gazipur correspondent reports, a man was killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway yesterday.
The deceased is Giasuddin, a driver of a microbus.
The accident took place as a car rammed into the vehicle around 11:00am in Razendrapur area, police said.