Eight people, including two tourists, were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Naogaon and Cox’s Bazar districts this morning.
A bamboo-laden truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Manda upazila of Naogaon, leaving six people dead on the spot and three injured.
Identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
The accident took place when the Naogaon-bound truck from Rajshahi was giving side to a bus at Hazi Gobindopur on Natore-Naogaon highway around 8:30am, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting Motiur Rahman, assistant superintendent of police of Naogaon circle.
The injured people were taken to Manda Upazila Health Complex.
The heavily loaded vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the roadside ditch. All the nine victims were passengers of the truck.
In Cox’sBazar, two tourists died on the spot and six others suffered injuries as a private car hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw carrying them on Model Road in the town, said Sub-inspector of Cox’sBazar Sadar Model Police Station Rajib Das.
They were identified as Shah Alam, 50, and Abdus Salam, 35, hailing from Patiya upazila of Chittagong district.
The accident took place when the eight people were returning to their hotels in Cox’sBazar town from sea beach around 8:00am, the SI added.