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Road Accident

Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks. The...

Reckless BRTC bus kills pedestrian in Dhaka

Reckless BRTC bus kills pedestrian in Dhaka

A pedestrian was killed when an articulated bus of state-run BRTC veered off the road and ploughed into a footpath at Farmgate in Dhaka this morning. Police identified the deceased as Ali Akkas, 32, said Sub-inspector of Tejgaon Police Station Shahida Akter. The accident took place near Al-Razi Hospital around 6:45am as the driver lost...

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...

3 killed in Tangail road crash

3 killed in Tangail road crash

At least three people were killed and two injured as a bus and a three-wheeler collided in Ghatail upazila of Tangail this evening. One of the deceases was identified as Hedaet Ullah. The accident took place in Deolabari area around 5:15pm, leaving three people dead on the spot, Fazlul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Ghatail Police Station,...

Careless driving takes kid's life

Two-and-a-half-year old Rifat could not have known his most favourite game would turn fatal one day. He played it with his father every morning. He would block his father's way before the latter left for work and would not budge an inch until he was promised a gift.  It was no different yesterday morning. Only he could not trace his father anywhere. Feeling tricked, he came out on the narrow street that leads to a school named Savdar Ali Scholars...

4 killed in Mymensingh road crash

4 killed in Mymensingh road crash

At least four people were killed and two injured critically as a bus rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Beltoli area of Sadar upazila in Mymensingh early today. The deceased who died on the spot were identified as Arif Mia, 28, driver of the auto-rickshaw and its passengers Saidul Hasan Ripon,...

2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

Two people were killed and three injured as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch at Motihar of Rajshahi city early today. The deceased Abdur Rahim, 35, was a resident of Bishwanathpur village, and Abdul Kader, 30, was of Manoharpur village in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj. A Chittagong-bound mango-laden truck from Chapainawabganj skidded off the...

Road crash kills 6 in Habiganj

Road crash kills 6 in Habiganj

At least six people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus, microbus and motorbike, coming from three opposite directions, collided head-on in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj this afternoon. All the deceased -- four microbus passengers and two motorbike riders -- died on the spot, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. The accident took place at...

2 of a family killed in Mymensingh road crash

2 of a family killed in Mymensingh road crash

Two members of a family were run over by a bus on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh this morning. The deceased are Saleha Khatun, 60, and her daughter-in-law Lata Akhtar, 22, hailed from Jazira upazila of Shariatpur district, reports our Mymensingh correspondent. Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Bhaluka Police Station, said a Dhaka-bound bus from Mymensingh ran over Saleha and Lata when they were crossing a road in Masterbari area around 6:45am. The duo died on the spot, the OC said.   The bodies were handed over to the victims’ family members, he said. A case...

3 of a family killed in Comilla road crash

3 of a family killed in Comilla road crash

A police sergeant, his wife and their three-year-old daughter were killed as their private car hit the railing of a bridge in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla this morning. The deceased were identified as police sergeant Nazrul Islam Belal, 50, his wife Maksuda Akhtar Laboni, 37, and their daughter Nusrat Tabassum. The police official along with...

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