7 killed as bus collides with three-wheeler
12:00 AM, March 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:02 AM, March 23, 2019

7 killed as bus collides with three-wheeler

Seven people, including three women and a child, were killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a three-wheeler in Barishal's Banaripara upazila yesterday.

The accident occurred on Barishal-Banaripara road near Goiarpar crossing around 9:45am, leaving one dead on the spot, said Abdur Rahman Mukur, officer-in-charge of the Barishal Airport Police Station.

Six others died later.

The bus was heading towards Barishal from Banaripara while the three-wheeler was on its way to Banaripara from Barishal. All the deceased were in the three-wheeler.

One of the injured named Dulal said the bus was being driven recklessly and it crashed into the three-wheeler.

Immediately after the accident, the bus driver, Abdul Jalil, fled leaving the vehicle right there. However, he was arrested in Barishal's Babuganj upazila later at night, said the OC.

Both the vehicles were seized.

The dead include Shila Haldar, 20, a master's student at Government BM College Barisal, and Sohel, 32, the driver of the three-wheeler. Those other killed were identified as Khokan, 40, Parvin Begum, 40, Manik Shikdar, 45, and Meherunnesa, 35.  

The bodies were at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College last night.

Another victim, seven-year-old Tayeem, died while being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, the OC said.

Sub-Inspector Nazrul Islam of Barishal Airport Police Station said they were investigating matter.

In Manikganj, a helper of a truck driver was killed after the vehicle hit another one from behind on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Shivalaya upazila early yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Paiko Molla, 38, son of Kashem Molla of Jashore's Kotwali area. 

Yamin-ud Daula, in-charge of Barangail Highway Police Outpost, said the Paturia-bound truck hit a vehicle from behind in Falsatia area around 4:00am, leaving Molla seriously injured.

He was rushed to Manikganj Upazila Health Complex but doctors declared him dead, he said, adding the driver fled.

Meanwhile, a woman was killed after being hit by a train on Joydevpur-Bangabandhu Bridge railway tracks in Tangail yesterday.

The dead is Jesmin Nahar Asma, 27, daughter of Ansar Ali of Hatibari village in Tangail Sadar and a student of Bangladesh Open University. She was talking over the phone while walking on the tracks, police said, quoting witnesses.

The incident happened at Hatila Madhyampara area around 11:00am, said Sub-Inspector Emdadul Hague of Railway Police in Gharinda.

Being informed, railway police recovered the body and took it to Gharinda Railway Station, the SI said. Later, it was handed over to the family, he added.

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