Three killed in truck accidents
Three people were killed in separate road accidents yesterday -- both involving goods-laden trucks -- in two districts, report our correspondents.
In Mymensingh, two garment workers were killed and three passengers of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw were injured in a road accident at Shambhuganj Bazar area on Mymensingh-Netrakona road in Sadar upazila yesterday noon.
The victims were identified as Nazma Akter (16) and Momen Mia alias Saiful Islam (23).
Quoting locals, Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Md Mahmudul Islam said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck collided head-on with the Mymensingh bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw, killing Momen on the spot and injuring four around 2pm.
Locals rushed the injured to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) where on-duty doctors declared Nazma dead, said the OC. The condition of the other injured are critical, the official confirmed.
On information, police recovered the bodies and took them to MMCH morgue for autopsy.
Police seized the truck but its driver managed to flee the scene. A case was lodged in this regard.
In another accident in Jhenaidah, a biker was killed and his pillion rider injured on Maheshpur-Bhairab road under Maheshpur upazila yesterday morning.
The victim was identified as Mamun Mondol (35), a painter. Pillion Shawan (25) received injuries and is undergoing treatment at a local health complex.
Officer-in-Charge Morshed Hossain Khan of Maheshpur Police Station told our Jhenaidah correspondent that the duo were going to Bhairab Bazar when a cement-laden truck hit their bike from the opposite direction after they reached Bamongacha area.
Injured, they were rushed to the health complex where on-duty doctors declared Mamun dead.
His body has been sent to Jhenaidah Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.