Bangladesh: 21 killed in separate road accidents

Bangladesh: 21 killed in separate road accidents

Agency News

Dhaka, Aug 16 : About 21 people were killed in separate road accidents within nine hours on Thursday, injuring many others.

Several road accidents were noted in the single day from 6 am to 3pm leaving 21 people dead. The local correspondents sent some reports over the accidents from the spots.

In Feni district, 8 people were killed and 20 others were injured at Cox’s Bazar when a picnic bus hit a tree at Lemua area in the district. Sustaining severe injuries, another seven people were forwarded to Dhaka for better treatment.

In Sirajganj said, three buses collided on heads around 1500 hrs at Konabari area of the district killing 3 people and injuring another 50 passengers who were not identified immediately.

In Kishoreganj said, three passengers dead and 4 others injured after a truck crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Kotiadi area of the district on Thursday noon. The accident took place at Vitipara area of Achmita union. In Faridpur said, a collision of two buses killed 3 passengers and injured 50 others in Vangha upazila of the district on Faridpur-Barishal highway earlier in the day.

In Bhola said, a child, who was identified as Parvez, 6, was killed as Mahindra truck crushed him at Barrister Kacharibazar area of Purba Ilisha union of Sadar upazila in the district around 1230 hrs in the day. In Tangail said, a Pickup van crushed a college boy to death at Boali Uttarpara area of Sakhipur upazila in the district around 9am in the day. The deceased boy was identified as Md Istiaq Ahmed, 17, son of Sakil Azad from 4 no ward of Sakhipur municipality, was studying in Govt Mujib College.

In Gopalganj said, a car hit a motorbike rider to death at Gopalpur area of Kashiani upazila in the district on the same day.

The deceased was identified as Tuhin Molla, 30, son of Asraf Molla from Ghosherchar area of Latifpur union in Sadar upazila. Tuhin’s wife Sathi Begum, 25, was injured severely.

A sub inspector of Kashiani police station said, when they were coming from Vatiapara of the upazila was hit by a car that was coming from the opposite side, killing Tuhin on the spot and injuring his wife. (UNI)