An engineer of the Local Government and Engineering Department was killed and three other government officials including Tetulia upazila nirbahi officer were injured as a private car carrying them fell into a roadside ditch in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh midnight past Saturday.
The deceased, Abu Sayeed, was posted at the LGED in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon. Earlier he was attached to Tetulia upazila.
The injured are Tetulia’s UNO Fazle Rabbi, social welfare officer Al Amin and ICT assistant programmer Nabiul Karim Sarkar.
Police and locals said that the four were going to Panchagarh district town from Tetulia upazila at midnight.
The vehicle fell into a roadside ditch when the driver lost control over the wheels in Chekormari area under Satmera union of Sadar upazila on Panchagarh-Banglabandha National Highway, leaving the engineer dead on the spot and three other passengers injured, they said.
The injured were rushed to Panchagarh Adhunik Sadar Hospital. Later, Al Amin was shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for better treatment.
Sadar police station’s officer-in-charge Prodip Kumar Roy confirmed the death of the engineer.
Panchagarh deputy commissioner Jahurul Islam and superintendent of police SM Sirajul Huda rushed to the spot shortly after the accident.