A total of five persons lost their lives on Monday in road mishaps in two districts. In Chattogram, three madrasa students on a motorcycle were killed in a head-on collision with an oil-laden truck on Chattogram-Khagrachhari highway in Fatikchhari upazila on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Md Arif, 16, Masud, 15, and Minhaj, 16, residents of Paindong Union of the upazila, said union parishad chairman Sarwar Shopan.
Quoting witnesses, Chittagong Medical College Hospital in-charge Jaharul Islam, said the accident
took place when the motorcycle carrying the trio collided with the truck around 7:45pm, leaving
Arif dead on the spot and two others injured.
In Madaripur, a truck driver and his helper were killed and two people injured as the vehicle plunged into a roadside ditch at Boilgram village in Rajoir upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as driver Khokon, 35, and helper Mohammad Ali, 25, hailing from Swarupkathi upazila in Pirojpur district.
Ziaul Morshed, officer-in-charge of Rajoir Police Station, said that the accident took place as the Munshiganj-bound truck from Pirojpur plunged into the ditch after the driver lost control over the steering, leaving the duo dead on the spot and two others injured.
The injured were admitted to Rajoir Upazila Health Complex.