Road crashes

36 killed in 5 districts

36 killed in 5 districts

Dhaka, Jun 23 (Just News): At least 36 people were killed and 57 others injured in separate road accidents in five districts early today.

Among the victims, 16 were killed in Gaibandha, six in Rangpur and two each in Natore, Gopalganj and Sirajganj districts.

In Gaibandha, the 16 people were killed and 30 others sustained injuries in a fatal road mishap on Bogra-Rangpur highway in Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha district at 5:00am, our local correspondent reports quoting police.

Nine persons died on the spot and remaining victims succumbed to their injuries on their way to hospital, police said.

Police could not identify the dead bodies till writing of this report.

The bodies were taken to highway police station in Gobindagnaj, said Akhteruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) Highway Police Station in Gobindaganj.

The injured persons were first taken to Palashbari Health Complex and later people in critical condition were shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, he said.

Quoting passengers of ill-fated coach, police said a Panchagarh-bound Alam Enterprise night coach from Dhaka fell into a ditch after hitting a roadside tree on Bogra-Rangpur highway at Moheshpur in the upazila around 5:00am.

The driver of the coach fell asleep, the OC said citing several passengers allegation.

In Rangpur, at least six people were killed and more 5 were injured as a sand-loaded truck rammed into double-decker BRTC bus in the early hours today.

Identities of the deceased are yet to be confirmed, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting Abdullah Hel Baki, in-charge of Taraganj Highway Police Post in Rangpur.

The injured were rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

In Natore, two people were killed and three others injured when a sand-laden truck hit an easy-bike in Alaipur area of the district town around7am, said Mohiuddin, station officer of Natore Fire Service, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Sulta Rani Debnath and Kanailal Debnath, residents of Sonapatil village of Naldanga upazila.

The injured were admitted to Sadar Hospital.

In Gopalganj, two motorcyclists were killed as a bus their vehicle after the bus driver lost control over the wheel on Gopalganj-Tungipara road in Ghonapara area of Sadar upazila around 7:45am, said Sub-inspector Shawkat of the Sadar Police Station.

The deceased were not identified immediately.

In Sirajganj, at least two people were killed and 19 others were injured following head-on collision between a truck and a bus on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Kaliakapur area of Raiganj upazila around 6:30am, said Abdul Kader Zilani, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police.