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12:00 AM, March 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:05 AM, March 10, 2020

9 more lives lost in road crashes

6 of them killed in Tangail as truck hits autorickshaw

Six people were killed as a truck hit a CNG-run three-wheeler in Tangail's Mirzapur upazila. With the six, at least nine people died on roads across the country yesterday.  

In Tangail, the accident took place on Gorai-Sakhipur road at Beltoil around 10:30am when the earth-laden truck hit the three-wheeler from behind. Two CNG passengers died on the spot and five others were injured, said police. 

One of the injured died on the way to Kumudini Hospital and three others at the hospital, said Rafiqul Islam, a sub-inspector of Deohata police outpost.

The dead are Hridoy Miah, 18, Sonam Uddin, 60, Mohammad Mashraful, 8, Jakir Hossain, 40, Hafiz Uddin, 60, and his daughter Renu Akter, 25.

After hitting the three-wheeler, the truck also crashed into a car and left its driver wounded, the police official added.

Police seized the truck, but its driver and helper fled, said Saidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Mirzapur Police Station.

A college student was killed when a bus rammed his motorcycle on Feni- Noakhali road in Noakhali's Senbagh upazila around 9:00am.

The victim, AB Siddique Nayeem, 20, was a student of Iqbal Memorial Government College in Feni's Dagonbhuiyan, said police.

In another accident, Habibur Rahman, 55, an employee of Dinajpur Polytechnic Institute, was killed when a motorcycle hit him at Matasagar in Dinajpur Sadar upazila in the morning.

In Jamalpur, a man was killed as a lorry and a truck collided head-on on Jamalpur-Tangail road at Haridrata in Sadar upazila around 3:00am.

The victim, Shahin Mollah, 30, of Gopalganj's Kashiani upazila, was the lorry driver, said Inspector Abdul Latif, in-charge of Narayanpur Police Investigation Centre.

Police seized the two vehicles, but the truck driver fled, he added.


(Our correspondents from Tangail, Noakhali, Dinajpur and Jamalpur contributed to this report)

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