Road accidents leave 8 dead in 3 districts18 March 2023
News Desk :
At least eight people were killed in road mishaps in Dhaka, Brahmanbaria and Bhola on Friday.
In Dhaka, two youths were killed in separate road accidents in the capital's Ramna and Matuail areas early Friday, police said.
In the Ramna accident, businessman Abdullah Limon, 30, sustained severe injuries when a speeding truck crashed into his motorbike near the Justice Residence around 1:45am.
Limon, from Manikganj's Ghior upazila, was rushed to the Emergency Department at Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead around 2:30am, confirmed Mujahidul Islam, sub-inspector at Ramna police station.
The truck driver was detained and the vehicle was also seized soon after the accident, SI Mujahidul added.
Limon's body was kept at the hospital morgue for
autopsy. His paternal uncle Md Alam said Limon was returning to Narayanganj from the capital's Mirpur after attending a wedding ceremony.
He had a Navana Battery dealership in Narayanganj's Balu Math area.
In the other fatal mishap, an unidentified youth aged around 35 was killed in what looked like a hit-and-run, but there were no witnesses.
An unknown vehicle knocked him down while he was crossing the Dhaka-Chattagram Highway in the Matuail area around 3am, leaving him dead on the spot, said Mostafizur Rahman, sub-inspector at Jatrabari police station.
The body was sent to the DMCH morgue for autopsy, the SI said, adding that they were trying to identify the youth.
In Bhola, the crash occurred on the Bhola-Char Fesson regional highway, near Bhola Polytechnic Institute, at around 9am on Friday, Borhanuddin police station OC Md Manjur Rahman said.
The deceased included a college student, he added.
The deceased were identified as Rima Akter, 17, Shikha, and Md Abdul Kalam, 55, from Joynahar union of the upazila, reports UNB.
Rima and Shikha were second-year students of Halima Khatun Mahila College.
The accident occurred around 9.15am when the Char Fasson-bound bus of Shyamoli Paribahan hit the three-wheeler in the Uttar Uddin area, killing three people on the spot and leaving the vehicle's driver critically injured, Md Jakir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Doulatkhan police station.
The driver was rushed to Bhola Sadar Hospital; he is still not out of the woods.
In Brahmanbaria, two people were killed in a road accident when a tractor fell into a roadside ditch after losing control at Binauti union of Brahmanbaria's Kasba upazila on Friday, reports UNB.
The deceased were identified as Pavel Mia, 18, helper of the tractor and Delowar Mia, 30, a pedestrian.
Md. Mahiuddin, Officer-in-Charge of Kasba Police Station, said that a tractor plunged into a roadside ditch at Chandisar area losing its control, leaving a pedestrian dead on the spot and the tractor helper critically injured.
Later, locals rescued the helper and rushed him to Upazila Health Complex where he succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital, said the OC.
On information, police visited the spot and recovered the dead bodies, he added.