At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Rangpur and Sirajganj today.
Of them, five were killed in Chittagong while two in Rangpur and another in Siranjganj, reports UNB.
In Chittagong, Five people, including a couple, were killed in three separate road accidents in Satkania upazila and in the city this morning.
A passenger bus of 'Challenger Paribahan' overturned in Nayakhaler Mukh area of Satkania after the driver lost control over the steering at 10 am, leaving Gias Uddin, 28, a resident of Satkania municipality, and his wife Nur Nahar Akter Nuri, 23, dead on the spot and nine passengers injured.
The injured were taken to local hospital while one of them Azizul Islam, 55, a resident of Banglabazar area in the upazila, succumbed to his injuries on the way, said officer-in-charge of Dohazari Highway Police Station Mizanur Rahman.
Earlier in the day, two young men -- M Sohel, 32, son of Nurul Absar, hailing from Purba Rahadabad area in Fatikchhari upazila, and M Bashir, son of Abu Taher of Bhola Sadar upazila, were killed in two separate road accidents at Aturar Dipu and Hamjarbagh areas respectively in the city.
Both the bodies were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue, said sub-inspector Jahirul Islam, in-charge of hospital police camp.
In Rangpur, two people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Kolabari in Pirganj upazila on Rangpur-Bogra highway this morning.
The identities of the deceased are yet to be known.
Sources at the Rangpur Police Control Room said a Nilphamari-bound passenger bus lost control over its steering and fell into a roadside ditch at7.00 am, leaving its two passenger dead on the spot.
The injured were taken toRangpurMedicalCollegeHospital.
In Sirajganj, a transport worker was killed and 27 passengers were injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Dadpur on Dhaka-Bogra Highway under Salanga Police Station early today.
Police said the accident took place when a Gaibandha-bound bus skidded off the road after one of its wheels got separated around 5 pm, leaving bus helper Moinul Hossain, 25, dead and 27 passengers injured.
The injured were taken to local hospitals, said Abdul Quader Jilani, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station.
The body of Moinul, son of Badrul Hossain of Bara Malaysia village in Gaibandha Sadar upazila, was sent to Sirajgnaj General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
A case was lodged in this connection.