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12:00 AM, November 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:03 AM, November 09, 2019

A family broken apart

Keraniganj accident leaves father, son dead; injured mother still unaware

Along with his wife and son, on a motorbike, Asadul Haque Ipu (40) was going to see his ailing mother yesterday in Keraniganj. Their journey was brutally cut short. A head-on collision with a truck left Asadul and his son, Sohan (7), dead.

Asadul’s wife Reshma Akhter (32) was undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

“We were going to Keraniganj to see my mother-in-law from Koratitola, as her condition was deteriorating. Our younger son was sitting in the middle of the motorbike,” said Reshma, who still was not aware of what had happened to her husband and son.

Just after reaching Ruhitpur Bazar in Keraniganj at 2pm, a menacingly speeding truck hit the motorbike from the front, said Reshma, adding that they all fell off the bike.

They were rushed to the DMCH around 3pm where on-duty doctors declared Asadul and Sohan dead, said Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost.

Kohidur Rahman, Reshma’s uncle, said Asadul was a machine mechanic at a private company in Dhaka. He and Reshma were parents of three sons, he said.

“Considering her condition, we still haven’t informed her that her husband and son are no more,” Kohidur said.

Officer-in-Charge of Keraniganj Police Station Saker Mohammad Jubayer said they seized the truck from the spot but the driver and helper had managed to flee.

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