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12:00 AM, January 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:44 AM, January 15, 2020

4 killed in road accidents

Four people were killed in separate road crashes across three districts, including capital Dhaka, in the last two days, report our staff correspondent and a news agency.

A man was killed and another injured after a covered-van hit their motorcycle in the capital’s Motijheel area early yesterday, reports our staff correspondent. Deceased Abdul Jalil (35) had hired the motorcycle from Abdullahpur to reach Motijheel.

The accident took place around 2:30am, said Sub-Inspector Faruk Mia of Motijheel Police Station. As the motorbike approached the Fakirerpool intersection, the speeding covered-van hit it from behind.

Jalil sustained severe head injuries after the bike skidded off the road, the SI added.

He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the doctors declared him dead. The motorcyclist, whose name could not be known immediately, took first aid.

The covered van driver managed to flee the scene with the vehicle, police said.

In Sylhet, a college student was killed and another was injured after a human-haulier crashed into their motorcycle in Bishwanath upazila on Monday.

Witnesses said the accident occurred at Digholi Kazibari around 1pm, leaving Shovon Nondi (17) and Akash Ghosh (17) injured, reports UNB. Both were students of Sylhet’s MC College.

Locals took the injured to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared Shovon dead, said Md Shamim Musa, officer-in-charge of Bishwanath Police Station.

In another accident in Rajshahi, two people were killed and four were injured in an ambulance-auto rickshaw collision at Nowdapara in the city on Monday, reports the news agency.

The deceased were identified as Amirul Islam (22) and Alamgir Hossain (50). Alamgir was a teacher at a local madrasa.

Abul Kalam Azad, inspector of Shah Makhdum Police Station, said the accident occurred when an ambulance of Naogaon Prime Hospital collided head-on with a battery-run auto-rickshaw at around 5:30pm.

The injured were rescued and taken to the emergency department of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH). Later, the doctors at the hospital declared Amirul And Alamgir dead.

Police have sent the bodies to RMCH morgue for autopsy.

The ambulance and the auto-rickshaw were seized and taken to the police station.

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