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12:00 AM, December 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:10 AM, December 08, 2019

Accidents kill eight

At least eight people were killed and 16 injured in accidents in three districts during the last two days, our correspondents and a news agency report. 

In Jhenidah, two people were killed on the spot and four injured after a truck hit a rickshaw-van in Pirojpur Bus Stand area yesterday night.

The deceased are Aslam Hossain (40) and Tuhin Hossain (24). The injured were sent to Jashore General Hospital, said police and eyewitnesses.  

On information, police reached the spot, recovered the bodies and sent those to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. 

In Munshiganj, a man was killed and five were injured after a head-on collision between two launches in Meghna river  early yesterday. The deceased is Humayun Ahmed, said police.

The Chandpur-bound launch “Bogdadia-13” collided with Dhaka-bound “Manik-4” at the estuary of Meghna and Dhaleshwari rivers around 2am, said Inspector Mostafizur Rahman of Bandar Kalagasia police camp.

The collision initially injured six passengers, including Humayun, of Manik-4, the inspector said.

They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Humayun dead.

The accident might have taken place as Manik-4 had no headlight and there was thick fog in the area, he said.

In Tangail, three members of a family were killed and five injured after a microbus and covered van collided at Golchattar on Bangabandhu Bridge in Bhuapur upazila around 7:30am on Friday morning, said police.

The deceased are Abdul Karim Sarkar (60), his wife Matoa Begum (50) and daughter Kanij Fatema (30).

The accident left three passengers of the microbus dead on the spot and five injured, who were taken to Sirajganj hospital.

In Panchagarh, two people were killed and two injured after a truck collided with an easy-bike at Sakoya village in Boda upazila around 7pm on Friday, said police.

The deceased are easy-bike driver Jahangir Alam (42) and Sabuj Roy (26).

The accident initially left four people seriously injured. Locals took them to Boda Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared Jahangir dead.

Sabuj succumbed to his injuries on the same night while being taken to Rangpur for treatment.

Police seized the truck but its driver and helper managed to flee.

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