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Road accidents kill 5, injure 13 across the country

  • Published at 06:48 pm December 14th, 2014

Five people were killed and 13 others injured in road accidents in Savar,  Gazipur, Sylhet, and Jessore yesterday.

A man was killed in an accident on Baipile-Abdullahpur highway in Jirabo Bus Station area in Ashulia, reports our Savar correspondent. 

The victim is Musfiqul Islam, 20,  of the Kotwali area in Rangpur.

Police said Musfiqul was killed on the spot as a truck ran him over as he fell onto the road after the truck hit the rickshaw carrying the victim. Police seized the bus, but its driver managed to escape.

In Sylhet, two people were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the South Surma upazila, reports our Sylhet correspondent.

The deceased are Anfor Ali alias Nunu Miah, 60, of Kazirgaon village and Joynal Abedin, 23, of Mazlispur village of the Osmaninagar upazila.

Police said Anfor and Joynal were killed on the spot when the two vehicles collided head-on in the Tetly area. Police seized the vehicles after the incident.

In Jessore, two people were killed in a road accident on Jessore-Khulna highway in the Padmabila area,  reports our Jessore correspondent.

The deceased are Sheikh Shaheen,31, of Narendrapur area in Jessore Sadar, and Ramjan Ali, 30, of the same area.

Police said the accident took place as a truck hit the motorcycle of the victims around 11am, killing Ramjan on the spot.

Locals put a blockade on the road for sometimes after the incident. 

In Gazipur, nine people were injured in an accident on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in the Bimile area, reports our Gazipur correspondent.

The victims are Chand Mia, Rafiqul Islam, Bristi Aktar, Dabir Uddin, Shahera Begum, Shahdat Hossain, and Misbar Alam. The identities of the two other victims could not be known.

Police said the accident took place as a truck hit a human hauler injuring its passengers including its driver.

Locals rushed the injured to the Konabari Clinic. Later, two of them were shifted to Gazipur Sadar Hospital as their condition deteriorated.