Road crashes kill 5 in Rajshahi, Khulna
At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Rajshahi and Khulna.
Among the deceased, three were killed in Rajshahi early today and two were killed in Khulna last night.
In Rajshahi, three people were killed and at least 20 others injured when a bus rammed into a truck stranded on roadside in Tarapur area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway under Puthiya Upazila today, reports BSS.
Two of the deceased were identified as Rizu, 25, helper of the bus, and Jakir Hossain, 28, driver of the truck. But, the identity of another deceased could not be known immediately.
Police and locals said the injured people were sent to different nearby healthcare centres and hospitals, including Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound night coach of Shyamoly Paribahan from Chapainawabganj rammed into a sand-loaded stranded truck on the road in early hours, Shakil Uddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Puthiya Police Station, told reporters.
On information, policemen and members of Fire Service and Civil Defense rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation with help of locals, he said.
In Khulna, two persons were killed when a truck crashed into a motorbike on Khulna-Satkhira road at Jilerdanga in Dumuria upazila last night, reports UNB.
The deceased were identified as Wahiduzzaman, 30 and Naharul Islam, 28.
Habib Hossain, officer-in-charge of Dumuria Police Station, said the Khulna-bound truck from Satkhira hit the motorbike coming from the opposite direction around 11:00pm, leaving two motorcyclists dead on the spot.
The bodies were taken to Khulna Medical College and Hospital.