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12:00 AM, April 16, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:10 AM, April 16, 2021

Three of a family among five killed in road crash

At least five people, including three members of a family, were killed in a road accident in Gaibandha's Gobindaganj upazila on Wednesday, the first day of the lockdown. 

The accident occurred at Kalitola Bazar area around 3:30pm, when a covered van crashed into an auto-rickshaw parked on Dhaka-Rangpur highway, said police.

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After the accident, locals rescued eight injured people from the auto-rickshaw and took them to the upazila health complex.

"Among the eight, one Zahid Hossain died before he reached the complex, and we had referred the others to Bogura and Rangpur hospitals, as their condition was critical," said Dr Kaniz Fatema, residential medical officer of the health complex.

The deceased were identified as Zahid Hossain (30) of Gobindaganj, Anisur Rahman (32) of Palashbari upazila, Anisur's wife Razia Sultana (27) and mother Rehena Khatun (57), said Md Babul Ahmed, sub-inspector of Gobindaganj highway police station.

Rehana died at Bogura's Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital, and Anisur and Razia succumbed to their injuries at Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Wednesday, said Babul.

The auto-rickshaw driver also died at the Rangpur hospital yesterday. Police were trying to identify the man, the officer said.

"No one died on the spot. Four died under treatment from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday at different hospitals," said Khairul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station.

Anisur and his family had come to Kalitola Bazar from Palashbari to meet a doctor. They were returning home, said the OC.

"We have seized the covered van, but the driver managed to flee. A case was filed with by the deceased's family," he said.

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