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Woman, minor die as truck ploughs through Gopalganj house

Woman, minor die as truck ploughs through Gopalganj house

An elderly woman and her minor grandchild were killed this morning when a truck veered off the road and ploughed through their house in Kasiani upazila of Gopalganj. The victims were identified as Rashida Begum, 60, and her grandchild Laila Khanom, 6. They died on the spot, reports our Gopalganj correspondent quoting police. The incident...

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Natore highway tragedy

RECKLESS driving coupled with disregard for traffic rules on highways has again taken its deadly toll as a Rajshahi-bound bus from Dhaka crashed into another bus coming from the opposite direction near Natore killing 33 passengers. The bus from Dhaka turned to the wrong side of the road while overtaking a truck causing the accident.  An account of the accident from a passenger traveling in one of the buses provides yet another narrative of the tragedy: a third bus...

Dhaka-Tangail highway in gridlock

Dhaka-Tangail highway in gridlock

Home-goers are suffering in a 65-kilometre tailback stretching from Chandra of Gazipur to Bangabandhu bridge on the Dhaka-Tangail highway today. The tailback pursued from an accident, a head-on collision between a truck and a bus, on the highway in Gharinda area of Tangail Sadar around 5:30am, said Saleh Mohammad Tanvir, superintendent of police (SP)...

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

An accident on the road early today caused a long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla since this morning. Holidaymakers were seen in distress stuck in the 20-kilometre tailback stretching from Chandina area to Comilla cantonment until last reported around 5:00pm. Earlier today, a Chittagong-bound Eagle Paribahan bus collided head on with two covered...

50km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

50km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

An accident on the road early today has caused an immense tailback of 50 kilometres on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla. Holidaymakers were seen in profound distress and suffering on their journey home ahead of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja, our local correspondent reports. Cattle traders were also seen stuck in the tailback that stretched from...

BITTER TRUTH

Safe roads or highway to death

MOST roads in Bangladesh have evolved rather than designed and purpose-built; consequently hazards are mounting. It has been revealed through a study of the ARI (Accident Research Institute) at Buet that out of the colossal number of accidents taking place on the national highways in the country, 35 per cent of these takes place in four per cent area of the national highway. It was learnt that 209 most accident-prone spots were identified on our national highways by the...

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Thousands of agitated locals and supporters of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam, whose body was recovered from Shitalakhhya River today, blasted into protest. The protesters were demonstrating by blocking the Dhaka-Chittagong highway and the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road, set fire to a filling station in Mouchak area, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.   As the news of Nazrul's...

Pabna Science, Technology University

Students lock academic bldgs, block highway

Students lock academic bldgs, block highway

Students of Pabna University of Science and Technology put the academic buildings under lock and key and blocked Dhaka-Pabna highway in Rajapur area yesterday, demanding immediate arrest of the attackers of a teacher. They also confined the vice chancellor for hours, said Dr Habibullah, student adviser of the university. On March 5, criminals equipped with...

Nasimans ordered off highways

Nasimans ordered off highways

The High Court today ordered the government to withdraw locally-made three wheelers -- nasiman, karimon and votvoti -- from highways in 10 districts within a week to reduce road accidents. The districts are: Jessore, Khulna, Jhenidah, Magura, Meherpur, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Narail, Kushtia and Chuadanga. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued a...

RMG workers block Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj

RMG workers block Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj

The apparel workers blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for two hours demanding implementation of their new wage structure in Saturia upazila of Manikganj this morning.

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