Four people were killed and 31 others injured in road accidents in four districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.
Our Savar correspondent reports, wife and son of footballer Sohel Rana were killed and he was injured as a truck hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Noyarhat area of Savar.
The midfielder of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra was travelling from his ancestral home in Manikganj to their Bashundhara residence in Dhaka.
Javed Masud, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Ashulia Police Station, said Arfin Akter Jhuma, 24, and her four-year-old son Abdullah died instantly around 2:00pm.
Rana was treated at Gonoshasthaya Kendra in Savar. The bodies were handed over to the family.
Our Gazipur correspondent reports, a bus veered off a road and overturned in Gazipur, injuring 10 of its passengers.
Witnesses said the accident occurred on Sreepur-Mawna road near Fakirbari mosque around 7:00am.
The bus with 15 to 16 passengers, all garment workers, was going to their workplace “Pioneer Garment Factory Ltd” at Square Masterbari in Mymensingh from Patka area in Sreepur of Gazipur, said fire service.
Abul Kalam, one of the passengers who escaped unhurt, said the driver lost control over the steering while the vehicle was crossing a culvert.
The bus hired by the factory authorities was used to carry the RMG workers, said the passengers.
Its driver was not found after the accident, said witnesses.
Six of the injured were admitted to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex. Of them, four are Riad Hossen, 18, Nahid Alam, 21, Sadiqul Islam, 37, and Azizul Haque, 35, said Dr Sumaiya Akter.
Locals took two to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital. The other injured received primary treatment, she added.
UNB adds, a farmer was killed as a human-haulier overturned in Jethua village of Tala upazila in Satkhira.
The deceased -- Gour Chandra Ghosh, 55, son of Chandra Ghosh -- was from the village.
Russel Mehedi, officer-in-charge of Tala Police Station, said the vehicle carrying Gour turned upside down on a road while he was going to a field to bring paddy, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body.
In Habiganj, a man was killed and 20 others were injured as a bus fell into a ditch beside Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Natun Bazar in Nabiganj upazila.
The deceased -- Safi Kamal Chowdhury, 40, son of Dr Muzibur Rahman of Bahubal upazila -- was a medical officer of Chevron Bangladesh.
The accident took place around 9:30am when a Sylhet-bound bus “Sylhet Express” from Habiganj was passing through the spot, said police.
Safi Kamal died on the spot, said Sub-Inspector Nazrul Islam of Sherpur Highway Police.
On information, police recovered the body and took the injured to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, the SI added.