Today's Road Accident in Bangladesh: At least 5 killed | The Daily Star
11:28 AM, June 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:03 PM, June 29, 2019

Road crashes kill 5 in Rangpur, Gopalganj districts

At least five people were killed in separate road accidents in Rangpur and Gopalganj districts.

In Rangpur, three people were killed as a night coach hit their motorcycle in Mithapukur upazila yesterday night, our Dinajpur correspondent reports

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The deceased were identified as Murad, 33, Modhu, 34 and Shambhu, 33, the correspondent reports quoting Moazzem Hossain, in-charge of Baradargah Highway Police Station in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.

A witness said the trio was going to Rangpur town from Mithapukur upazila when a speeding Dhaka-bound night coach rammed their motorcycle in front of Shathibari Filling Station around 11:00pm, leaving them critically injured.

Later, locals rescued and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital but Murad and Madhu died before reaching the hospital. Shambhu died at the hospital around 1:30am today.

In Gopalganj, a woman and her son were killed as a bus ran over them in Gerakhola area on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Muksudpur upazila this morning, according to UNB.

The deceased were identified as Shawon, 30 and Sakib, 7, of Ramchandrapur area, reports UNB.

Officer-in-Charge of Muksudpur Police Station Mustafa Kamal Pasha said a Dhaka-bound bus of Saint Martin Paribahan hit Shawon and her son at 8:00am, leaving them dead on the spot near a bridge at Gerakhola.

Ershad, the husband of the deceased woman, said the accident occurred when his wife was taking his son to a coaching center.

Enraged by the accident, locals blocked the road that triggered a five-kilometer traffic gridlock in the area.

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