10 killed, 23 hurt in separate road accidents across country


At least 10 people were killed and 23 others injured in separate road accidents in different districts across the country on Saturday.

In Habiganj: two people were killed and another injured at Mouchak area on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Bahubal Upazila of the district on Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as Truck driver Babu Miah, 32, of Nokrach Para of Chapainawabganj and helper Rahmat Ali, 25.

Officer-in-Charge of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station Mohammad Jasimuddin confirmed the matter.

In Jhenidah: Two women were killed and eight others injured in a road accident on Jhenidah-Jashore highway at Laudia in Sadar upazila of the district on Saturday morning.

One of the deceased was identified as Poli Khatun, 35, wife of Alauddin Ahmed of Goriwala village in Jhenidah Sadar upazila.

Eyewitnesses and Jhenidah fire service and civil defense station (FSCD) sources said a passenger loaded three wheeler locally known as mahendra was marching towards Kaliganj from Jhenidah town. At about 10.00 Am when the three-wheeler arrived near Lauduia village, about five kilometers from the district headquarters, a truck dashed it from the back. A woman had died on the spot, while another at Jhenidah Sadar hospital.

Jhenidah fire service and civil defense station officer Dilip Kumar Sarker said both the mahendra and truck later fell in to a roadside pond leaving a woman dead. All the nine injured were rescued by the fire fighters and locals, were rushed to Jhenidah Sadar hospital. Another woman succumbs to her injuries there. Helper of the truck Sagar Hossain was allegedly driving the truck in absence of the driver.

In Sylhet: Two teenagers were killed and nine others injured in a head-on-collision between two auto-rickshaws at Zero point area in Bianibazar Upazila of the district on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Inni, 12, Tahmina, 15

Officer-in-Charge of Bianibazar Police Station Abani Shanker said an auto-rickshaw collided head-on with another autorickshaw coming from opposite direction, leaving two children seriously injured.

They were rushed to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where doctor declared them dead. In Barishal: A woman and her son were killed and 4 others injured in-a-head collision between a truck and a three-wheeler (Mahindra) on Patuakhali-Barisal-Dhaka Highway.

The deceased were identified as Delwar Begum, 60, her son Shipon, 35. Police said the bodies were sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.

In Dhaka:  A man was killed in a road accident at Bara Moghbazar in the capital city on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Bhola Nath, 45, a motor workers of a workshop at Bara Moghbazar. Sub-Inspector Biplab Kumar Biswas of Ramna Police Station said a passenger bus of Gazipur Paribahan ran over Bhola while he was going to his workshop riding a bicycle at the area. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.