Two killed, four injured in Pirojpur road accident

Two killed, four injured in Pirojpur road accident

A woman and her minor daughter were killed and four others injured as a pickup van ploughed through some people on Bhandaria-Tushkhali-Mathbaria road at village Dakshin Ikri under Bhandaria upazila in Pirojpur on Sunday.

The deceased are Jhumaiya Akhtar, 32, and her daughter Hawa, 9.

Details about the deceased could not be known immediately.

The injured — Yasin, 5, Maya Begum, 35, Hafiza Akhtar, 28, and Hossain, 32, are now undergoing treatment at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.

Quoting local people, Abir Md Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bhandaria police station, said that Jhumaiya and her daughter were waiting for a bus in Sahebbari area of village Ikri to go to Chattogram while the other victims went there to see them off.

The pickup van, coming from Mathbaria, lost control and ploughed into them, leaving the two dead on the spot and four others injured, he said.

The injured victims were first taken to Bhandaria Upazila Health Complex and later they were shifted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for better treatment, the OC said.

The vehicle was seized but its driver managed to flee, he added.