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A number of nine people were killed in three separate road accidents in Bagerhat, tangail and Shariatrpur.
Of them, four construction workers were killed in a deadly road accident in Bagerhat.
One of them died on spot while three more construction workers who were injured in a the road accident in Mollahat upazila on Thursday evening died at a Khulna hospital on Friday.
The deceased are Jahangir Hossain, 35, Manjur Sheikh, 55, Rana Sheikh, 24, and Rubel Sheikh, 30, of Charkandi village in the upazila.
Sub-inspector of Katakhali Highway Police Station Moloy Roy said a bus crashed into a trolley carrying a group of construction workers at Berboalia on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Mollahat around 7:15pm on Thursday.
The accident left Rubel dead on the spot and 14 others injured.
The injured were first taken to Mollahat Upazila Health Complex from where some of them were sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH). Three of the injured succumbed to their injuries at the KMCH in the early hours of Friday, said the police officer.
He said they seized the bus after the accident but its driver and his helper managed to flee.
Couple killed in Shariatpur
A couple was killed as a speeding truck hit their motorbike on Shariatpur-Madaripur highway at Kashipur in Sadar upazila on Friday morning. The deceased were identified as Mithun Mondol, 30, and his wife Nandi Rani, 25, of Charsonamukhi village of the upazila.
Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Palang Model police station, said the speeding truck hit the motorbike around 10am, leaving the couple dead on the spot.
On information, police rushed in and seized the killer truck but its driver managed to flee the scene. A case was filed with the police station.
Tangail road crash leaves 3 dead
Three people were killed when an unknown vehicle rammed a CNG run auto-rickshaw at Hatia in Kalihati upazila on Friday.
One of the deceased was identified as auto-rickshaw driver Sabur Mia, 35, son of Akter Ali of Sarpalshia in Bhuapur upazila, while the identities of two others could not be known yet.
Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said the accident took place around 6 am when the Northern districts- bound vehicle hit the CNG run auto-rickshaw, leaving its driver dead on the spot and two passengers injured.
The injured were taken to Tangail General Hospital where the doctors declared them dead.