Road accidents kill six people in four districts

| Updated: December 05, 2021 09:23:34

Road accidents kill six people in four districts

At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Chandpur, Rajshahi, Pabna and Chattogram districts on Thursday night and Friday.

Among the deceased, three were killed in Chandpur and the rest of the fatalities were reported from three other districts, according to UNB.

In Chandpur, three youths riding a motorbike on way to a tourist spot were killed after a collision with a speeding bus on Chandpur-Cumilla highway on Friday, police said.

The accident near Hajiganj’s Dherra CNG station occurred at around 1.30 pm during the Jumma prayers.

The deceased were identified as Sohag Hossain, 30, Md. Monir Hossain, 30, and Md. Sujan Hossain, 28. All of them were residents of Belashwar area of Chandina in Cumilla.

Citing eyewitnesses Hajiganj police sub-inspector Joynal Abedin six young men were going from Chandina in Cumilla to Chandpur Molhead tourist spot on two motorcycles. At Dherra under Hajiganj one of the motorcycles collided head-on with a passenger bus coming from the opposite leaving three riders of a bike dead on the spot.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on road after the accident.

Meanwhile, locals managed to seize the bus but the driver managed to escape. Joynal said that the bodies were taken to the police station. Legal action would be taken after the autopsy, he said.

In Pabna, a foreign engineer of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant was killed after a goods-laden vehicle hit him in Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna district on Friday noon, police said.

The deceased was identified as Barjahan, 35. He was an engineer of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna’s Ishwardi Upazila.

Barjahan was a Tajik national working as an engineer of the Russian-owned Nikimoth Company.

According to police, Engineer Barjahan was seriously injured when a goods-carrying vehicle hit him from behind while working inside the project.

Later he was rescued and taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctors declared him dead.

Being informed, police recovered the body, said inspector of Ishwardi police station (investigation) Hadiul Islam.

Arrangements will be made to send the body of the engineer to his country after the autopsy. An unnatural death case has been filed at Ishwardi police station in this regard, said the OC.

In Rajshahi, a child was killed after a passenger bus hit him while he was crossing a road in Godagari upazila on Friday, police said.

The incident occurred at around 10 am on the Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway at the Jamdani intersection.

The child was identified as Tawfiq, 5, son of Md. Babu in Charghat area of Bagha upazila.

Witnesses said Tawfiq was going to his grandfather's house in Jamdani village with his mother. His mother was paying the auto rickshaw fare at the Jamdani junction. While the child was crossing the road all by himself, he was hit by a Dhaka-bound Grameen Travels bus from Chapainawabganj and died on the spot.

Godagari Model Police officer-in-charge (OC) Kamrul Islam said the bus was stopped by locals at Baslitala area and later handed over to the police.

The OC said necessary action would be taken if any complaint was received from the child's family.

In Chattogram, a driver of an auto-rickshaw was killed and four others were injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Kumira union of Sitakunda upazila on Thursday night.

The deceased was identified as Md Jewel, the driver of the autorickshaw, who was a resident of Uttar Bashbaria village in the upazila.

The injured were identified as Manik (26), Kazi Moinul Islam (25), Nurul Islam (24), and Sagor (25). They are undergoing treatment at Chattogram Medical College Hospital, said Md Firoz Mia, second officer of Kumira fire service station.

The accident occurred around 9:00 pm in front of a petrol pump near the Sultana temple area of the highway, he said.

According to locals, the speeding truck hit the auto-rickshaw that overturned in the impact, leaving Jewel dead on the spot. A fire service team rushed the four injured to the hospital.

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