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12:00 AM, February 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:52 AM, February 19, 2020

Road crashes claim 4 lives

At least four people were killed and three injured in road accidents across the country in the last two days, report our correspondents and news agencies. 

In Bhola, Jihad (16) was killed and three were injured after an auto-rickshaw collided with his motorbike in Boidderpul area of Borhanuddin upazila yesterday noon.

Officer-in-Charge (investigation) of Borhanuddin Police Station Abdul Quader said the accident left Jihad dead on the spot. The injured were admitted to Bhola Sadar Hospital.

In Panchagarh, Md Masud (20) was killed after two tractors collided in Banglabandha Land Port area of Tetulia upazila around noon yesterday, said police.

Due to the collision, Masud was run over by one of the tractors, leaving him dead on the spot, they added.

In Chapainawabganj, Wasim Ali (49) was killed after a truck ran him over while he was crossing the road in Kansat Abbas Bazar area of Shibganj upazila around 7am yesterday, said police.

The truck driver and his helper fled the spot after the accident.

In Satkhira, Shamsur Rahman Sana (40) died after a speeding truck hit his motorbike in Patkelghhata area of Tala upazila around 2pm on Monday.

The deceased was a manager working for Dutch-Bangla Bank.

Witnesses said Shamsur lost control of his motorbike and fell off. At that moment, a speeding truck hit Shamsur, killing him on the spot.

Police were trying to catch the truck and its driver.

 

BUS DRIVER HELD OVER DEATH OF TWO STUDENTS

Police yesterday arrested a bus driver over the death of two students in a road accident in Bangabandhu Bridge area in Tangail.

The arrestee is Shahinul Islam (25), driver of a Govindaganj Special bus, reports our Tangail correspondent.

A police team of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, led by Sub-inspector Jayed Bin Abdullah, arrested him from Govindaganj Bus Stand area in Gaibandha, said Kazi Aiyubur Rahman, OC of the police station.

On Sunday, two students of Medical Assistant Training School (MATS) in Tangail -- Mayen Uddin Hamim Turjya and Sadia Islam Nodi -- were killed after a bus ran them over while they were crossing the highway.

After the accident, driver and helper of the bus fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind. Turjya's brother filed a case with the police station on the same day. 

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