Road crashes claim 30 lives in a day

Road crashes claim 30 lives in a day

At least 30 people including eight members of three families were killed and 40 others injured in separate road accidents in differenet districts on Saturday, police said.

In Tangail, four people were killed and 15 others injured when a commuter bus crashed into a truck parked along the busy Dhaka-Tangail highway in Mirzapur upazila early in the morning.

The deceased were Alak Roy, 38, Binoy Roi, 40, of Pirganj upazila of Rangpur, Shakhawat Hossain, 36 of Madhupur upazila and Jakaria, 32 of Barishal.

Molla Tutul, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gorai Highway Police Station, said the accident occurred around 4:30am when the ‘Binimoy Paribahan’ bus hit the stationary sand-laden truck from behind in the Dulla Mansur area.

"The impact left three passengers dead on the spot and 16 others injured. The injured were rushed to a local hospital where one of them was declared dead on arrival," he said.

In another accident, three members of a family were killed after being hit by a bus at Pakulya on the same highway.

The deceased were Parvin Begum, 27, her son Sumon, 7 and daughter Sadia,10, hailing from Banshtoil village in Mirzapur upazila.

In Bogura, four people, including a father –son duo, were killed and another one injured when a truck hit a private car at Kalia Pukur in Kahalu upazila this morning.

The deceased were identified as Tanser Ali, 60, his son Tagar Ali, 35, Abdur Rahman, 35, son of Mafiz Uddin, and Sumon, 30, a private car driver.

Ambar Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kahalu Police Station, said the accident occurred around 8am when the Naogaon-bound truck from Bogura hit the private car at Dargahat, leaving three people dead on the spot and two others injured.

The injured were taken to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, where doctors declared Abdur Rahman dead on arrival.

In Mymensingh, three members of a family were killed as a truck knocked them down in court bhaban area of Trishal upazila on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway this afternoon.

The deceased were Jahangir Alam, 35, his eight-month pregnant wife Ratna Begum,26 and their two and a hald years old daughter Jannat Ara.

Ranta gave birth to a daughter when the accident occurred local people took the newborn to uapzila health complex and then to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.

Locals said Jahangir went to Trishal upazila headquarter along with his wife Ratna and child for a medical test of his pregnant wife.

The Mymensingh-bound goods-laden truck knocked down the three while they were crossing the road around 2:30 pm, leaving the trio dead on the spot, said Officer-in-charge of Trishal police station Md Main Uddin.

The truck has been seized and a case will be filed, he said.

In Habiganj, three people were killed in a collsion between a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a bus near Rustompur toll plaza in Nabiganj upazila on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the afternoon, said Sherpur highway police station in-charge Parimal Dev.

The deceased were identified as Bakul Begum, 62., of Betapur village in Nabiganj upazila, Ehiya Chowdhury Jabed,24 and cuto-rickshaw driver Rabban Miah,40.

In Sirajganj, three people were killed and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Khalkula area on Hatimkumrul-Banparra highway in Tarash upazila Saturday noon.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Hatimkumrul Highway Police Station, said the accident occurred around 12:45pm when the truck collided with the bus heading towards Dhaka from Rajshahi, leaving three people dead on the spot.

In the capital, a young man, identified as Ibrahim Biswas, 24, who was going to Karwan Bazar for buying vegetables, died after a bus hit his rickshaw at Panthapath intersection early this morning.

The accident occurred around 3:45am, said Md Shahabuddin, sub-inspector at Shahbagh Police Station.

In Jhenaidah, a farmer was killed and six others were injured in a road accident at Barbazar Firozpur in Kaliganj upazila in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Lokman Hossain, 80, son of late Rustam Biswas of Khosalpur area of Kaliganj upazila.

Mesbah Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kaliganj Highway Police Station, said the accident occurred around 7 am when a speedy truck hit the victims after its driver lost control over the steering.

In Cumilla, a flautist was killed and his associate injured when a speedy bus hit their motorbike on Cumilla-Noakhali Highway at Harishchar in Cumilla Sadar Dakkhin upazila in the early hours of the day.

The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain, son of Tota Mia of Dannodoul village in Brahmanparra upazila. The injured was Borhan Uddin.

Kishor Kanti Dey Krisan, general secretary of ‘The Cultural Foundation of Cumilla’, said the accident occurred around 4:30am when the bus hit their bike, leaving Monir dead on the spot.

In Brahmanbaria, two people were killed and four others including a cop injured in a collision between a private car and a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Cumilla-Sylhet Highway at Uzanisa in Sadar upazila this noon.

The deceased were Billal Hossain, 50, son of Abdu Mia of Moddopara village in Kasba upazila, and Chan Badsha, son of Abdul Mannaf of Mojlishpur in Sadar upazila.

Sukhendu Basu, officer-in-charge (OC) of Khatihata Highway Police Station, said they handed over the bodies to the victims’ families.

In Dinajpur, a motorcyclist was killed when a truck hit his motorcycle in front of Central Graveyard in Khansama upazila this noon.

The deceased was Jakir Hossain, son of Tafser Ali of Ukilparra in the upazila.

Talha Bin Jasim, an officer of Khansama Fire Service and Civil Defense, said locals rushed him to Upazila health complex where physicians pronounced him dead.

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