8 killed in road crashes | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:19 AM, March 26, 2020

8 killed in road crashes

At least eight people were killed and 12 others injured in three road accidents in Bogura yesterday.

Of them, six people were killed when Dhaka-bound bus lost control and collided head-on with a salt-laden truck in Sherpur's Ghogabottola area on Dhaka-Rangpur highway around 11:30am, said Ratan Hossain, in-charge of Fire Service And Civil Defence in Sherpur.

Three of the deceased were identified as Belal Hossain, 17, son of Abdur Rashid from Anontorampur village in Bogura's Shibganj upazila, Sohel Islam, 17, son of Rashidul Islam from Majali village in Nilphamari's Jaldhaka upazila and Zahangir Alam, 40, son of Siam Uddin from Gatiasan village in Kurigram's Rajarhat upazila, said Aktarul Islam, sub-inspector of Kundarhat Police Outpost.

Police are trying to identify the rest of the dead, he said.

Najir Hossan, a passenger of the truck told The Daily Star that at least 25 people boarded the truck, which was coming from Chattogram, from Dhaka's Abdullapur area.

All of them were sitting on top of the salt sacks, he said, adding that many of them jumped off the truck immediately before the collision and landed in a roadside paddy field.

But the truck also veered of the road after crash and ended up in the same field, killing four people on the spot, Najir said.

The injured are currently receiving treatment at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.

Meanwhile, one man was killed and four others injured in Sherpur upazila.

The dead, Mridul Hossain, 22, was the son of Rafiqul Islam from Kechra village in Joypurhat's Panchbibi upazila.

The accident took place when a bus and truck coming from opposite directions collided around 5:30pm in Mohipur Jamtal area on Dhaka-Rangpur highway, police said.

In a separate accident in the upazila, a man was killed in crash between a lorry and microbus in Betgaru area on Dhaka-Rangpur highway.

The microbus driver, Nahid Hasan, 35, died on the spot, police said, adding that he was from Narsingdi's Shibpur upazila.

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