Bangladesh Road Accident in 2018: 7 killed in Sirajganj | Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 30, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:27 AM, November 30, 2018

13 lives lost on roads in 6 dists

Three of a family, patient on ambulance, mother-daughter among those killed in crashes

At least 13 people, including seven women, were killed in road accidents in six districts yesterday.

In Sirajganj, seven people died in two different accidents.

Five women, three from the same family, were killed in a three-way collision involving two buses and a truck in Koddar Mor area near Bangabandhu Bridge of the district.

Sayed Shahid Alam, officer-in-charge of Banagabandhu Bridge West Zone Police Station, said a Dhaka-bound bus of Arif Paribahan and a local bus collided with a truck around noon.

The accident left one dead on the spot. Four others died at Sirajganj General Hospital, he added.

Four of the dead identified were Rehana Begum, 45, Romana Khatun, 17, Ridi Khatun, 14, and Ayesha Khatun, 35. Another deceased could not be identified.

Twenty others were also injured in the accident.

In another incident, two trucks collided head-on in Saydabad area near Bangabandhu Bridge of the district around 2:00am yesterday leaving one of the truck drivers and his helper dead on the spot and four others injured.

The dead could not be identified.

In Munshiganj, 70-year old Abdul Razzak was killed in a collision between an ambulance and a lorry in Daribaushia area of Gazaria upazila.

Lucky Akhter, Razzak's daughter, was injured in the collision and undergoing treatment at Gazaria Health Complex.

The ambulance was carrying Razzak and his daughter to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Md Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Gazaria Highway Police Station.

In Pabna, a mother and her eight-year-old daughter died when two engine-run three-wheelers collided in Hemayetpur Bangabaria area of the district around 9:00am yesterday.

The dead are Rimi Begum, 40, and her daughter Borsha Khatun.

In Faridpur, a 54-year-old man died on the spot as a Dhaka-bound bus of Sakura Paribahan run him over around 2:00pm in Dhuldi Bazar area.

The dead was identified as Ashraful Alam, resident of Gholabari Chandpur village in Chapainawabganj.

Aladipur Highway Police later seized the bus from Basantapur area under Sadar upazila in Rajbari.

In Tangail, a college student was killed on the spot when an unidentified vehicle crushed his motorcycle on Dhaka-Tangail highway around 12:00pm yesterday.

The dead was identified as Anwar Khan, 18, resident of Dubail Uttorpara village in Delduar upazila in Tangail.

Motiur Rahman, a sub-inspector of Gorai Highway Police Station, said the victim was a student of Government Saadat College in Karatia.

In Manikganj, a three-wheeler driver died in a head-on collision between his vehicle and a private car on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Shibalaya upazila yesterday morning.

The victim was identified as Omar Ali, 55.

Amir Hossain, sub-inspector of Barangail Highway Police outpost, said that the private car was seized but the driver managed to flee.

Besides, two school teachers died at Khulna Medical College Hospital on Wednesday after being critically injured in a collision between a motorbike and a truck.

The dead are Rafiqul Islam Dulal, 45, and Baharul Alam Molla, 43.

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