Woman killed in Dhaka road accident

A woman was killed after a bus ran over her in Airport area of Dhaka this morning.

Mariam Begum, 45, who ran a makeshift tea-stall in Airport intersection along with her husband, went to dump garbage on the opposite side of the road around 6:00am, Amir Hossain, the victim’s husband, told The Daily Star.

A Gazipur-bound bus hit Mariam from behind, leaving her dead on the spot, said Nure Azam Miah, officer-in-charge of Airport Police Station. She used to live in Ashkona area with her family, he added.

“My mother’s body was stuck under the front wheel of the bus. Later, the body was recovered after towing the bus,” Mariam’s son Saiful Islam said.

The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy.

Police seized the passenger bus of ‘Turag Paribahan’ soon after the incident but the driver managed to flee, the OC also added.