5 killed in road mishaps in three districts
Five persons were killed and one was injured in separate road accidents in three districts- Habiganj, Jashore and Sirajganj, in three days.
HABIGANJ: A driver and a helper of a truck were killed and a driver of another truck was injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Mouchak area under Bahubal Upazila of the district early Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Babu Mia, son of Rahmat Ali, and Rahmat Ali, son of Mostofa of Naratpara Village in Chapainawabganj District.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station (PS) Liakat Ali said following the accident, the two were killed on the spot.
After the accident, vehicular movement on the highway remained off for two hours, the OC added.
On information, fire fighters from Shayestaganj recovered the bodies and rescued the injured.
JASHORE: Two pedestrians were killed in a road accident at Abhaynagar Upazila of the district on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Golam Rabbani of Jafarpur Village, and Josna Begum of Dattagati Village in the upazila.
Sub-Inspector (SI) of Nawapara Highway PS Omar Faruque said a Khulna-bound bus ran over the two pedestrians as its driver lost control over the steering in Jafarpur area on Dhaka-Khulna highway in the morning, leaving them dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Jashore General Hospital morgue for autopsies.
Police seized the bus but its driver fled the scene, the SI added.
SIRAJGANJ: A six-year-old boy was killed in a road accident in Kamarkhanda Upazila of the district on Thursday morning.
Deceased Tajim was the son of Md Saiful Islam of Bagbari Village under Jhaoil Union in the upazila.
Quoting locals, Bangabandhu Bridge West PS OC Syed Shahid Alam said Tajim along with his mother was collecting straw from a road beside NDP office on Dhaka-Sirajganj highway at 11:30am. At that time, a truck dashed him, leaving him dead on the spot.