Nine killed in road crashes
At least nine people have died in road accidents across the country yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.
In Mymensingh, a five-year-old boy was killed in a road crash at Shibganj Bazar in the morning. The victim is Minjat, son of Saidur Rahman.
Quoting locals, OC Anukul Sarker of Gafargaon Police Station said Minjat and his mother went to Shibganj Bazar on an auto-rickshaw for Eid shopping.
After getting off the vehicle, Minjat started running and got hit by another auto-rickshaw.
He died on the way to the upazila health complex. The body was handed over to the family and a case was lodged, said the OC.
In Thakurgaon, three people were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh highway at Kochubari.
The victims are Chanchal Roy (35), Golam Mostafa (45) and Mazibar Rahman (55).
OC Khandakar Md Hafizur Rahman of Moidandighi Highway Police Station said the accident took place around 1:25pm.
He said a Panchagarh-bound truck, to avoid collision with a motorbike at Kochubari intersection, changed lane and hit a Thakurgaon-bound easy-bike. At the same time, another truck coming from a regional road hit the vehicles.
The collision left two passengers of the easy-bike (Chanchal and Mazibar) dead and three injured.
Locals took the injured to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital where easy-bike driver Mostafa died.
Police seized the trucks.
Meanwhile, Ataur Rahman Sweet (45) of Asrampara, who was injured in a road accident on Thakurgaon-Baliadangi road on Wednesday, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital around 2:30pm yesterday.
In Dijajpur, a couple was killed after a pickup van hit their motorbike in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur.
The deceased are Md Abdul Salam (32) and Baby Aktar (26) of Debipur. They passed away at Birganj Upazila Health Complex.
In Chapainawabganj, two persons were killed as a locally-improvised vehicle Bhubhuti hit their motorcycle at Boro Dadpur of Gomostapur around 11am. The deceased are Mojibur Rahman (39) and his relative Rubina Khatun (18).