Today's Dhaka Road Accident: 10-year-old girl run over in Uttara
02:19 PM, February 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:57 PM, February 05, 2019

10-year-old girl run over by microbus in Uttara

A 10-year-old girl was run over by a microbus in Dhaka’s Uttara area when she was on her way to school this morning.

The deceased was identified as Faija Tahsina Shuchi, 10, daughter of Ittefaq’s Senior Journalist Faijul Islam.

She was on her way to school along with her father in Diabari area around 7:00am when a microbus crushed her under, said Turag Police Station Officer-in-Charge Nurul Muktakim.

Her father rushed her to Bangladesh Medical College, Uttara, where doctors declared her dead, the police officer said.

The microbus has been seized, but the driver has managed to flee.

This is the third incident of road crash today and the fourth news of death under the wheels of rowdy drivers reported so far.

Back in August 2018, Bangladesh was shaken by protest for safer roads by school students who started protest after death of two students.

Despite initiatives for reform since then, deaths in road crashes have not subsided.

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