12 killed in road accidents
Twelve people were killed and 47 others injured in road accidents in the county yesterday.
Our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports, motorcyclist Lutfor Rahman, 45, of Abdalpur in Nachole upazila, was killed and his two co-riders were injured as a truck hit the motorbike at Kusumba in Manda upazila of Naogaon.
Our Rangpur correspondent reports, Md Abdul Khalek, 72, was killed instantly as a motorbike hit him while he was crossing Rangpur-Kaunia road in Hajirbazar area of Kaunia upazila.
BSS reports, an unidentified man was killed and 12 others were injured as a passenger bus plunged into a ditch beside Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Dhaka's Kawla bus stand area.
UNB adds, three people killed and at least 14 others injured in a collision between a truck and a bus at Natiapara Dubail in Delduar upazila of Tangail in the afternoon, said police.
Two of the deceased were Alam Miah, 30, and Rima Khatun, 10, of Dhunat upazila in Bogra district.
The injured were admitted to Tangail Medical College Hospital and Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital.
In Naogaon, two people were killed in separate road accidents in Porsha and Manda upazilas.
The deceased were Abdur Razzaque, 40, a tractor helper and son of Erfad Ali of Kuladanga village in Porsha, and Lutfar Rahman, 45, of Abdalpur village in Nachole upazila of Chapainawabganj district.
Police said Razzaque was run over by his tractor at Nitpur around 1:30pm as he slipped while getting into the vehicle, leaving him injured. He was taken to Porsha Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Lutfar was killed as a truck smashed his motorcycle at Kusumba in Manda around 12 noon. The accident also left his two co-riders injured.
In Faridpur, an unidentified bus helper was killed and at least 15 passengers were injured in a head-on collision between a goods-laden truck and the bus at the Rajbari road intersection in Sadar upazila.
In Savar of Dhaka, rickshaw-puller Khalilur Rahman, 35, son of Jamid Shah of Sundarpur in Joypurhat Sadar upazila, was killed as he was run over by a bus at Ulail bus stand around 1:30pm.
In Laxmipur, a woman was killed as a CNG-run auto- rickshaw rammed her on Laxmipur-Ramganj road at Bhabaniganj in Sadar upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased was Minara Begum, wife of Abdur Rahim of Abdullahpur in Sadar upazila.
Police and witnesses said the three-wheeler hit Minara Begum while she was crossing the road. She died at a hospital.
In Narayanganj, a sexagenarian woman was killed and three people were injured as a bus knocked a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Dewanbagh on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Bandar at noon.
The deceased was Rahima Begum, 60, wife of Hazi Tota Miah of Kajirgaon in Sonargaon upazila.
Highway police said the Comilla-bound bus hit the three-wheeler around 12:00pm, leaving Rahima dead at the spot and her daughter, grandchild and the driver of the vehicle injured.