Thirteen people were killed and 35 others injured in road accidents in Chittagong, Kishoreganj, Jessore and Mushiganj yesterday.
In Chittagong, six people were killed in a road accident on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway at Satkania upazila, reports our Chittagong correspondent.
The deceased are Soyeb, 22, Omullo, 55, Sahriar, 15, Jasimuddin, 25, Syed, 35, Shamsul Alam, 80.
Satkania police said the accident took place when a bus and a CNG auto-rickshaw collided head-on around 6:10pm.Police seized the bus, but the driver fled.
Our Kishoreganj correspondent reports that three people were killed and 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Kuliarchar.
The deceased are Tahera Khatun, 72, Jasim Uddin,60, and Omeda Begum, 52.
Local police said the bus fell into a ditch after its driver lost control 12:30am. The injured were admitted to different local hospitals.
Meanwhile, a local Jubo League leader was killed and a rickshaw-puller injured in an accident at Bagachra Bazar in Sharsha upazila, reports our Jessore correspondent.
Deceased Abdus Salam Babu, 27, was the publicity secretary of local Jubo League. Locals said the accident took place when a bus of Afil Jute Mills hit the rickshaw carrying Babu.
A case was filed in this connection.
In another incident, a man was killed and four others were injured in a road accident in Arabpur area in the district town.
The dead was Mizanur Rahman, 35.
Jessore Kotwali police said, the accident took place as a bus hit the rickshaw when it was crossing the Arabpur intersection around 12:30pm, killing Mizanur on the spot.
In Mushiganj, two people were killed under in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Gozaria upazla.
The dead were Mijhu Miah, 27 and Md Firoz.