Road crashes kill 14 on Eid day
At least 14 people were killed and 44 others injured in separate road accidents in Faridpur, Lalmonirhat, Jhenidah, Tangail and Narsingdi districts today.
In Faridpur, four people were killed and 23 others injured as a bus hit a roadside tree on Dhaka-Khulna highway at Dhuldi in Sadar upazila around 6:45am, reports our local correspondent.
“A Chuadanga-bound bus of AK Travels hit a tree beside the road after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving four people dead on the spot and 23 others injured,” said Joynul Islam, a sub-inspector of Karimpur Highway Police Station.
“The injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital for treatment,” the SI said.
One of the deceased was identified as Md Malek, 55, of Jessore, while the other three could not be identified immediately.
Kamoda Proshad Shah, superintendent of Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said, “23 people are now undergoing treatment at the hospital. We are trying our best for the treatment of the injured.”
Police seized the bus, SI Joynul said.
In Lalmonirhat, three were killed and four injured as a pickup van fell into a ditch beside the Rangpur-Kurigram highway at Barobari area in Sadar upazila around 8:00am, reports our local correspondent quoting police.
“The Kurigram-bound pickup van from Bogura was moving at a high speed on the road but the driver lost control on steering and fell into a roadside ditch, leaving three people dead on the spot and four others including the driver critically injured, said Nur Alam, a sub-inspector oat Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station.
The injured were rescued and admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, the SI said.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
“We recovered the bodies and the pickup van,” SI Nur Alam added.
In Jhenidah, two motorcyclists were killed and another person was injured after their motorcycle hit a roadside tree at Khalispur in Kotchandpur upazila around 9:30am, UNB reports quoting Pradip Kumar Mondol, sub-officer of Kotchandpur Fire Service Station.
The deceased were identified as Bipul Hossain, 20, and Rana, 13.
Injured Firoz Hossain has been undergoing treatment at Jashore Medical College Hospital, the official added.
In Tangail, two youths were killed and six others injured when a pick-up van collided head-on with a bus on Bangabandhu bridge east link road at Salla in Kalihati upazila around 2:00pm, Mosharaf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station told our local correspondent.
Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
In Narsingdi, three people were killed and 10 others injured in two separate road accidents on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway, our Brahmanbaria correspondent reports.
Two of the deceased were identified as Mamun Mia, 20, son of Abdul Latif Mia of Bahadurpur village under Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria, and Abdur Razzak, 28, son of Taleb Mia of Algi village in Narsingdi's Madhabdi.
A Brahmanbaria-bound bus named Tisha coming from Dhaka lost control and collided head-on with a local bus, killing Mamun on the spot, Abu Taher Dewan, officer-in-charge of Madhobi Police Station, said.
Abdur Razzak died after being taken to a local hospital. Seven people were also injured in the accident.
In another incident, an unidentified person was killed and three others injured when a Sylhet-bound bus from Dhaka rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw, said Hafizur Rahman, in-charge of Itkhola highway police outpost.