Road crashes kill 6 in 2 dists
Six people were killed and 17 injured in two separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Nilphamari districts today.
Among the deceased, four were killed in Sirajganj and two in Nilphamari.
In Sirajganj, a Kurigram-bound bus from Dhaka collided with an oncoming covered van on Bangabandhu Bridge west link road in Sayadabad area around 2:15am, leaving four people dead on the spot.
Identifies of the deceased could not be known yet, Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoting Shaheed Alam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge (west) Police Station.
Two of the deceased were passengers of the bus, two others were covered van driver and his helper, the OC added.
The accident also left 15 people injured. They were taken to Sirajganj 250-Bed Hospital.
In Nilphamari, two people were killed and two injured as a bus of 'Josheda Paribahan' hit an auto-rickshaw at Dhoyera bus stand in Jaldhaka upazila around 3:00am, reports UNB.
The deceased are auto-rickshaw passengers Rahim, 32, and Alam, 35, said Sohrab Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jaldhaka Police Station.