At least four people were killed and 25 were injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondent in Sylhet and a news agency.
Three people, including a child died while 25 others were injured, when a Zakiganj upazila-bound bus from Sylhet city plunged into a roadside ditch in Babur Bazar area of the upazila yesterday, reports our Sylhet correspondent.
The accident occurred at around 4:30pm.
The deceased were identified as -- Nasima Akhter, 22, from the upazila’s Hail Islampur village; her daughter Ruhena Begum, 2; and Nurzahan Begum, 50, hailing Manikpur village in the same upazila.
Quoting witnesses, Sudipta Roy, additional superintendent of police (Zakiganj circle) of Sylhet District Police, said, “The road to Zakiganj is narrow and as it was raining, the road became slippery. The bus driver lost control over the steering while he was overtaking another vehicle at a high speed, and plunged into a roadside ditch.”
“Locals started the rescue operation, and were followed shortly by the Fire Service and Civil Defense team,” he added.
“The deceased as well as 13 other critically injured passengers of the bus have been sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. Others are undergoing treatment at Zakiganj Upazila Health Complex,” Sudipta said.
At Fatullah in Narayanganj, the acting headmistress of Police Lines School was killed after being hit by a three-wheeler in front of the school in Majdail area on Friday night, reports UNB.
The deceased was identified as Mahmuda Khanam, 43, wife of Mahbub Alam of Hajiganj in Chandpur.
Asadduzaman, a teacher at the school, said Mahmuda was hit by a three-wheeler at 6pm in front of the school gate when she was returning home after the police promotion exam.
Locals initially took her to the 300-bed Hospital in the area. She was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead around 7:30pm. The body was kept at the morgue for autopsy, said Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.