12 killed in several road accidents
At least 12 people were killed in separate road accident in Tangail, Sylhet and Jessore districts on Saturday.
In Tangail, seven people were killed in two seperate accidents today.
Of them, five people, including a woman and her son, were killed and 12 more people injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Kurni on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway this morning.
Three of the deceased were identified as Rahima Begum, 32, a resident of Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district, her son Bayzid, 7, and Salma Begum, 24, wife of Mominur Rahman, of Mohadebpur village in Ulipur upazila of Kurigram district.
Officer-in-charge of Gorai Highway Police Station Khalilur Rahman Patwary said a passenger carrying bus was moving to Dhaka from Kurigram in the morning, reports UNB.
When the bus reached Kurni, it collided head-on with a Tangail-bound truck around 7am, leaving the woman and the child dead on the spot and 15 other people injured.
The injured were whisked off to hospital where Salma and two unidentified young men succumbed to their injuries, the OC added.
In Kalihati upazila, another two motorcyclists were killed in a head-on collision between their vehicle and a microbus at Analia Bari on the Bangabandhu Bridge connecting road at the area this morning.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
Sergeant Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Elegna Highway Police Station, said two people were going to Dhaka riding a motorcycle in the morning.
When they reached Analia Bari, a microbus, coming from the opposite direction, hit them around 9am, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
In Sylhet, four people, including two children, were killed and 15 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Kayasthagram on the Sylhet-Jakiganj road in Golapganj upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased could not be identified immediately.
Officer-in-charge of Golapganj Police Station Mir Abdul Naser said the Sylhet-bound bus, coming from Jakiganj, fell into a roadside ditch as the driver of the bus lost his control over the steering around 11am, leaving 19 passengers injured, reports UNB.
The injured were taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where four people succumbed to their injuries, the OC added.
In Jessore, a teenager was killed and 5-6 people were injured as a human hauler turned turtle at Marua village on the Chougaccha-Barobazar road in Chowgachha upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Shohan Ali, 13, son of Jonab Ali, a resident of Shalikha village in Shalikha upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Chowgachha Police Station M Mashiur Rahman said a group of people from Shalikha upazila went to Hajrakhana village in Chowgachha to visit a fair on Friday afternoon, reports unb.
On early Saturday, they were returning home riding a human hauler.
When they reached Marua village, the human hauler overturned as the driver lost control over the steering, leaving Shohan dead on the spot and 5/6 others injured.
The injured were taken to Chowgachha Upazila Health Complex.