Five people including a teacher of Kushtia’s Islami University were killed and 28 injured in separate road accidents in Magura and Manikganj today.
The deceased are: Dr Abdullah Jahangir, 53, a professor of the Islami University, and his driver Sentu Mollik, 35, of Kushtia district; Suman Bepari, 28, Nazrul Islam, 40, and Anju Dey, 50, of Barisal district.
Of them, Prof Jahangir and Sentu died in Magura Sadar upazila while the three others died in Manikganj Sadar.
In Magura, a covered van hit a private car carrying the IU teacher at Parnanduali in Sadar upazila around 8:30am, leaving the teacher and his driver dead on the spot, our Jhenidah correspondent reports quoting Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge (OC) Magura Sadar Police Station.
Prof Jahangir was a teacher of Al-Hadith and Islamic studies department of IU and an international Islamic orator, the OC said.
The bodies were sent to Magura Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
In Manikganj, three people, including a woman, were killed and 28 injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Manra in Sadar upazila early today, UNB reported.
A Barisal-bound bus of Eagle Paribahan from Dhaka fell into a roadside ditch when its driver lost control over the steering around 1:30am, Mohammad Enamul Haque, a sub-inspector of Golora Highway Police Station, told UNB.
The injured were admitted to Manikganj Sadar Hospital from where 23 were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.