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13 more lives lost in road accidents

Staff Correspondent
The mangled wreckage of the bus after it had a head-on collision with a truck on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Sitakunda. Four people died in the accident. Photo: Star
The mangled wreckage of the bus after it had a head-on collision with a truck on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Sitakunda. Four people died in the accident. Photo: Star

Thirteen people were killed and several others injured in separate road accidents in three districts across the country yesterday.

Of the deceased, six were killed in Moulvibazar, two in Habiganj and five in Chittagong, report our district correspondents.

In Moulvibazar, six people were killed and 12 others injured in a three-vehicle pile-up on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Tulvi area of Bahubol upazila around 4:25pm.

The accident left two motorbike riders and four passengers of a microbus dead on the spot, said Wahidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bahubol Police Station.

The dead motorbike riders -- Khokon, 28, and Rukon, 22, of the same upazila -- were siblings, the OC said.

Identities of the other deceased could not be known immediately.

 

The accident occurred when a Dhaka-bound passenger bus, a Sylhet-bound microbus and a motorbike collided with each other.

The injured were admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital and Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital, the police official said.

Meanwhile, two people were killed in two separate road accidents in Habiganj district yesterday.

In Lakhai, a man was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck in the morning when he was crossing the road, said Ali Farid Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Lakhai Police Station.

The victim is Dewan Ali, 30, of the same upazila.

Hours later in Nabiganj, a bus hit a CNG-driven three-wheeler auto rickshaw, killing Sahidul Islam, a night guard in his 60s, said Liakat Ali, officer-in-charge of Nabiganj Police Station.

Our Chittagong correspondent reports, four people, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured when a bus and a truck collided head-on on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Sitakunda upazila yesterday morning.

Drivers of both the bus and the truck -- Abul Kashem, 30, and Obaidul Haque Pramanik, 32, respectively -- were killed on the spot.

The other two deceased passengers of the bus are Jarina Begum, 52, and Nazmul Hasan, 23.

 Syed Zakir Hossain, officer-in charge of Baro Aulia Highway Police Station, said the accident took place at around 6:25am as the truck, carrying corrugated iron sheets, tried to overtake another vehicle and hit the bus coming from the opposite direction.

 

"I suggested my wife to take a direct bus of a renowned company, but she chose to travel in this local bus as the fare was cheaper," said Abul Hossain, Jarina's husband.

Meanwhile, a driver of a pick-up van was killed at Khulshi area of the port city yesterday.

The deceased is Nasir, 25, of Comilla.

Nasir got injured when a vehicle hit his van at around 12:00am, said Nur Uddin, sub-inspector of Khulshi Police Station.

He was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, said police.

Published: 12:01 am Saturday, August 09, 2014

Last modified: 9:49 pm Saturday, August 09, 2014

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