Nine killed in road mishaps in nine districts
Nine persons were killed and 11 others injured in separate road accidents in nine districts- Patuakhali, Natore, Sirajganj, Barishal, Gazipur, Netrakona, Khulna, Satkhira and Mymensingh, in four days.
BAUPHAL, PATUAKHALI: A schoolgirl was killed in a road accident near Sabupura Bazaar in Bauphal Upazila of the district on Thursday morning.
Deceased Ritu Rani, 13, was the daughter of a day-labourer Sukumar Bepary of Sabupura Village and a student of Sabupura Ideal Secondary School in Boga Union. Sources said the girl was going to school in the morning. At that time, an auto-rickshaw dashed her from behind in the said area, leaving her seriously injured.
Later, she died on way to Bauphal Health Complex. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bauphal Police Station (PS) Khandaker Mostafizur Rahman said they recovered the body and sent it to Patuakhali Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
BAGATIPARA, NATORE: A woman was killed in an accident on Sonapur-Chanpur Road in Dumrai Master Para area under Bagatipara Upazila of the district on Wednesday evening.
Deceased Momena Begum, 50, was the wife of Ahad Ali of the area.
Eyewitnesses said the woman was crossing the road in the said area. At that time, a speeding motorcycle dashed her from front, leaving her dead on the spot.
Meanwhile, the motorcyclist fled the scene, leaving behind the bike.
SIRAJGANJ: A handloom worker was killed and three others were injured in a road accident in Ullahpara Upazila of the district on Wednesday morning.
Deceased Karim, 45, was a resident of Goyhatta Village in the upazila.
Quoting eyewitnesses, Ullahpara PS OC Dewan Kowshik said a mini-truck, carrying some handloom workers, overturned and fell into a ditch after its driver lost its control in the said area, leaving Karim dead on the spot and three others injured.
BARISHAL: A minor girl student was killed in a road accident at Babuganj Upazila Sadar in the district on Wednesday morning. Deceased Tiba, 6, was the daughter of Litu Khan of the upazila, and a playgroup student at local Barnamala Kindergarten.
On Wednesday morning, Tiba along with her mother was going to school. At that time, a speeding auto-bike dashed Tiba from behind, leaving her seriously injured. Later, she died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
SREEPUR, GAZIPUR: A teenage boy was killed and four others were injured in a road accident in Sreepur Upazila of the district on Wednesday morning.
Deceased Abul Khair, 17, was the son of Joynuddin of Paragatashi Village in Ishwarganj Upazila of Mymensingh District. Locals said a pickup van rammed into a battery-run auto-rickshaw in Tepirbari Bazaar area in Sreepur at 11am, leaving five people injured.
They were rushed to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctor Dr Mahmud Rahman said Abul Khair was brought dead to the hospital.
NETRAKONA: A seven-year-old girl was killed in a road accident in Purbadhala Upazila of the district on Wednesday morning. Deceased Mayesha Akhter was the daughter of Md Azizul Islam of Tola Paboi Village in the upazila.
Sub-Inspector (SI) of Purbadhala PS Abdul Malek said the girl was crossing a road in Fazilpur area at 8:30am. At that time, a speeding truck ran over her, leaving her dead on the spot.
Angered by the incident, locals blocked the road and staged demonstration. The blockade, later, was withdrawn following police intervention.
The body was handed over to the family without an autopsy.
DUMURIA, KHULNA: An old woman was killed and two others were injured in an accident on the Khulna-Satkhira Highway in Baratia Biswas Bari area in Dumuria Upazila of the district on Tuesday evening.
Deceased Aminunnesa, 65, was the wife of Dabir Uddin Sana of Chingra Village in Keshabpur Upazila of Jashore District. Eyewitnesses, police and fire service sources said Dabir Uddin along with his wife and son was returning home from Khulna by a three-wheeler. At that time, a truck dashed the three-wheeler from behind, leaving Aminunnesa dead on the spot and two others injured.
Being informed, fire fighters rescued the injured and sent them to Dumuria Upazila Health Complex.
SATKHIRA: A village doctor was killed in a road accident in Sadar Upazila of the district on Tuesday. Deceased Shamim Ahmed was the son of Siddique Hossen of Bakchara Village.
Sadar PS OC Mostafizur Rahman said a bike hit a bicycle in Bypass Road area at 10:30am, leaving the bicyclist Shamim seriously injured. He was rushed to Satkhira Sadar Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead.
GAFARGAON, MYMENSINGH: A man was killed and two others were injured in a road accident near Gafargaon Government College Hostel area in Gafargaon Upazila of the district on Monday night. Deceased Mizanur Rahman, 29, was the son of late Badar Uddin of Nalitabari Upazila on Sherpur District.
Gafargaon PS OC Anukul Sarker said the three bikers were going to Sherpur from Gafargaon. On the way, the bike skidded off the road in the said area, leaving Mizanur Rahman, Sagar and Shakil seriously injured. Later, Mizanur died on the way to the hospital.