8 killed in road accidents in 4 districts
Eight people died in separate road accidents in Faridpur, Sylhet, Chuadanga and Jashore districts yesterday (July 3, 2022).
In Faridpur, three people including a 30-year-old woman and her 7-year-old daughter were killed in separate road accidents, reports UNB.
Two of the deceased were identified as Suparna Biswas, wife of Prabir Biswas of Tungrail village in Boalmari upazila and their daughter Protyasha Biswas.
Suparna and her daughter were returning home on a paddled van with her daughter from Shasrail market around 2:30pm when a recklessly speeding truck hit the van from behind near Kalimajhi brick kiln on Maijkandi-Bhatiapara regional highway, said Kalpana Mandal one of the witnesses.
The truck driver managed to flee along with the truck, leaving the duo dead on spot, said Md Abdul Wahab, officer-in-charge of Boalmari Police Station.
Meanwhile, Sajib Sheikh, 17, a construction worker was killed and two others were injured as he lost control over his motorcycle near Shyampur filling station in Sadarpur upazila headquarter.
In Sylhet, three people were killed as a motorcycle collided with a truck in Jaintiapur upazila in Sylhet, reports our Sylhet correspondent.
The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 16, son of Abdul Ahad, and Azim Uddin,19, son of Shiraz Uddin, Fahim Ahmed Ami, 16, son of Subedur Rahman from Sylhet sadar upazila, said Golam Dastagir Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Jaintiapur Police Station.
The accident took place around 3pm near Sylhet gas field on Sylhet-Tamabil highway leaving one of the motorcycle riders dead on spot.
Another motorcyclist died on the way to hospital while another critically injured rider died under treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital, said the OC.
"Both the vehicles were seized but none were arrested in this regard yet," he said.
In Chuadanga, a seventh grader was killed hit by a tractor at Ramnagar intersection of Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga.
The deceased was identified as Al Amin alias Likhan, 14, son of Khandakar Mohammad Ashraful and a student of Memnagar high school, said AHM Lutful Kabir, officer-in-charge of Darshana Police Station.
Police said a mud-laden tractor hit the Likhan from the opposite direction on his way home from a coaching centre in the area around 10:00am leaving him spot dead.
In Jashore, a textile engineer was killed after his motorcycle hit at a roadside security pillar at Koyarpara intersection on Chougacha-Jashoreroad in Jashore's Benapole yesterday afternoon, reports our Benapole correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Jahid Hasan Jewel (30), son of Abdul Malek, hailed from Mazali village, said Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Chougacha Police Station.
The OC said Jewel was on his way to Chougacha on his motorcycle to bring his wife's ultrasonography report.
"When he reached at Koyarpara intersection on Chougacha-Jashore road, his motorcycle hit a road security pillar as he tried to overtake a bus, leaving him critically injured," the OC said.
Locals rescued him and sent him to Chougacha Upazila Health Complex from where he was referred to Jashore General Hospital, the OC said, adding that he died on the way to the hospital, added the OC.