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Road crashes kill 5

Five people were killed in road accidents in Bhola, Jessore, Brahmanbaria, Sirajganj and Thakurgaon on Friday and yesterday. Our Bhola correspondent reports, motorcyclist Foyej Sikder, 21, was killed as his bike hit a roadside tree near Mirza Bazar in Borhanuddin upazila yesterday. Our Benapole correspondent reports, Rejoana Khatun, 5, daughter of Jabber Morol, died as a human hauler hit her in front of her Goga Bazar residence in Sharsha upazila of Jessore yesterday. Our Brahmanbaria correspondent reports, Delwar Hossain Ripon Mia, 36,...

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

At least four people were killed and three injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria today. Two of the deceased were named as Jahangir Hossain Talukder, 28, and Md Nuruzzman, 30, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent. The accident took place at Shuhagpur village around 1:30pm when a truck hit...

3 die as bus, truck collide in Tangail

3 die as bus, truck collide in Tangail

At least three people including a child were killed and fifteen injured as a bus and a truck collided in Kalihati upazila of Tangail this afternoon. The deceased could not be identified immediately, but a police officer said a woman and man were among them. All the three were travelling by the bus, reports our Tangail correspondent. The accident took place around 3:15pm in Char Bhabla area on Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge link road, leaving three people dead on the spot, said Quamruzzaman Raj, a sub-inspector of Elenga police outpost. The injured were rushed to Tangail Medical College Hospital...

Truck kills rickshaw-puller in Dhaka

Truck kills rickshaw-puller in Dhaka

A rickshaw-puller was killed as a garbage-laden truck hit his rickshaw at Kantaban intersection in Dhaka early today. The name of the deceased could not be known immediately. The rickshaw-puller was seriously injured when his rickshaw was rammed by the truck around 3:00am, Mozammel Haque, inspector of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp,...

58 killed in road accident in south Pakistan

58 killed in road accident in south Pakistan

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck on a highway in southern Pakistan killed 58 people on Tuesday, police said. The collision ignited a fuel fire and a rescuer later described how he carried out a survivor, a four-year-old girl, from the burning bus. The bus, with about 70 people, had...

2 die as car hits parked pickup at Uttara

2 die as car hits parked pickup at Uttara

A driver and his helper were killed as a private car rammed a pickup van parked on a road at Uttara of Dhaka. The identities of the deceased were not known immediately, Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Airport Police Station, told The Daily Star. A speedy private car hit the pickup van parked near the Scholastica...

Drive against unfit vehicles from Nov 10

Drive against unfit vehicles from Nov 10

The government will start a countrywide drive against unfit vehicles from November 10. The mobile courts will take action against the vehicles having no valid documents, Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today. He was talking to reporters after emerging from a meeting with the officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) at...

Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Film star and Nirapad Sarak Chai Chairman Ilias Kanchan urged the government to form a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for ensuring road safety across the country. The committee will coordinate among the activities taken by different concerned ministries to this end, Kanchan said. He came up with the demands at a...

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving and overtaking were the main cause of the Natore crash that claimed 36 lives in one of the country's deadliest crashes in recent history, as reported by the probe panel. The probe report found both bus companies guilty of having no certificate and route permit to ply their vehicles on the highways,...

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Chittagong highways today. Among the deceased, four people including three children were killed and two injured as a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj around 12:25pm. The deceased Kajoli Akhtar, 45, her daughters...

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