Roadblock protesting deaths in accident | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 14, 2012

Roadblock protesting deaths in accident

Agitated locals yesterday morning blocked Begumganj-Laxmipur highway at Banglabazar in Begumganj upazila, protesting Tuesday's road accident that left five people killed.
The upazila administration and locals said several hundred people gathered on the highway at about 7am and barricaded it by putting logs.
The agitated people also demanded an end to reckless driving of buses and other vehicles on the road and initiatives to check the frequent road accidents. The blockade created huge traffic jam causing untold sufferings to the commuters, including students and office-goers.
Additional police, some on riot gears, were deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.
Begumganj UNO Khondaker Nurul Haque told the news agency that the upazila administration at a meeting with the agitating people, bus and CNG auto-rickshaw owners at his office on Tuesday night assured them of step for checking the road accidents and stopping reckless driving of vehicles on the road. But the angry people ignoring his assurance continued their demonstration.
Earlier, on Tuesday, five people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus, a truck and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided on Begumganj-Laxmipur highway at Kalikapur in Begumganj upazila.
The deceased were Nargis, 28, Anwar Hossain, 26, Saleh, 21, Yasin Arafat Kathal, 25, and an unidentified youth, aged about 23. They all were the passengers of the auto-rickshaw.

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