Seven people have been killed and 21 others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj, Bhola, Bogura, and Bagerhat districts.
The accidents in Sirajganj, Bhola and Bogura took place today while the one in Bagerhat happened last night.
In Sirajganj, a bank official and his driver were killed when their private car plunged into a roadside ditch on the Hatikumrul-Banpara highway at Harinchara Bazar of Ullapara this morning.
The deceased were identified as Emarul Hossain, 42, senior officer of Agrani Bank Ltd, and Rubel, 45, driver of the private car, reports our Pabna correspondent quoting police.
The incident took place around 8:30am when the private car carrying the bank official skidded off the road and fell into the ditch leaving Emarul dead on the spot and Rubel critically injured, said Abdul Quader Zilani, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station.
The driver succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital, he said.
In Bhola, two motorcyclists were killed after a head-on collision with a bus at Boro Manik area in Borhanuddin upazila this noon, UNB reports.
The deceased were identified as Iqbal, 26, and Sohag, 20, residents of Daulatkhan area of the upazila.
A speeding bus hit the motorcycle around 2:15pm, leaving the riders dead on the spot on Bhola-Charfesson road, said Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Borhauddin Police Station.
In Bogura, a man was killed and 20 others were injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Bogura-Dhaka Highway at Mahipur in Sherpur upazila today, UNB reports.
The deceased, identified as Shahidul Islam, 35, of the upazila, died on the spot.
The accident occurred around 11:00am when a Bogura-bound bus from Dhaka crashed into another bus, said Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station.
In Bagerhat, two bikers were killed and one other was injured in a road accident at Mahishpura area on Pirojpur-Bagerhat highway in Morelganj upazila last night.
The deceased were identified as Swapan Saha, 26, son of Mahadeb Saha of Kumarkhali upazila of Pirojpur, and Shawon Khan, 26, son of Afzal Khan of the same area, reports our Bagerhat correspondent quoting police.
The accident took place around 8:30pm when two motorcycles crashed into each other, leaving Swapan dead on the spot while Shawon and another rider Rahim sheikh, 26, critically injured, said Md Rajid Ali, a sub-inspector of Mahishpura Police Outpost.
The injured were taken to Pirojpur Sadar Hospital where Shawon succumbed to his injuries, the SI said, adding that Rahim Sheikh has been shifted to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
The body of Swapan Saha has been kept at the police outpost, he added.