Eight killed, 26 hurt in road crashes
Eight people, including three of a family, were killed and twenty-six others injured in separate road accidents in Rangpur, Chittagong, Mymensingh, Sirajganj and Brahmanbaria on Friday and yesterday.
Our Rangpur correspondent reports, three members of a family died as a bus hit a motorbike carrying them on Rangpur-Pirgachha road at Deuti village in Pirgachha upazila yesterday afternoon.
The deceased are Uzzal Mian, 38, his wife Jharna Begum, 30, and their son Pritam, 8, of Nijpara village in the upazila.
Police said the speeding bus hit Uzzal's motorcycle in the area from behind, killing them instantly.
Agitating locals put up barricades on the road for one hour.
In Chittagong, bus helper Abdul Haque, 22, son of Abdul Monaf, of Bhola, was killed as the bus, after losing control, ploughed through the road divider in Chhoto Kumira bypass area of Sitakunda upazila on Friday night.
In Mymensingh, bicyclist Aminul Islam, 18, son of late Mustafa of village Gaoramgopalpur, died after a bus crushed him on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj road at Boroitala in Gouripur upazila yesterday morning.
Protesting the incident, angry locals torched the bus and vandalised two other buses.
They also put up barricades on the road disrupting traffic for half-an-hour.
Meanwhile, motorcyclist Hafiz Uddin was killed as a human hauler collided head-on with the motorcycle on Gouripur-Rampur road at Achintapur in Gouripur at about 12:30pm yesterday.
In Sirajganj, Abu Horaira, 25, of Muktagachha in Mymensingh district, died as a motorbike carrying him overturned on west approach road of Bangabandhu Bridge at Konabari yesterday noon.
Meanwhile, a coach from Dhaka collided head-on with another coach at Sahebganj in Raiganj upazila yesterday early morning, injuring 26 people.
In Brahmanbaria, motorbike rider Mithun Chandra Sarkar, 22, was killed as a bus rammed his bike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Kamawra village in Ashuganj upazila yesterday.