Road accident claims 8 lives in 4 districts


Our Correspondents

At least eight people were killed in road accidents in Chattogram, Feni, Moulvibazar and Habiganj districts on Tuesday. In Chattogram, two people were killed and 15 others were injured as a bus plunged into a road side ditch on Chattogram-Kaptai road at Pahartoli under Rangunia upazila in the district. The deceased were identified as Jahanara, 55, and Imam Hossian, 44.

The accident took place at about 10:45 am when the Rangunia-bound bus skidded off the road and fell into the road side ditch, leaving the duo dead on the spot and 15 others injured, said Kefayet Ullah, officer-in-charge of Rangunia Police Station. In Feni, two persons were killed and another was injured in two separate road accidents in the district. The deceased were identified as Tofura Akhter, 48, an office assistant at Parshuram UNO office, and Belal Hossain, 23, of Chhagalnaiya upazila of the district.

Belal died as a bus hit his CNG run auto rickshaw around 8:00 am at Fulgazir Bandua on Feni-Parshuram road. He was brought to Feni General Hospital where the duty doctor declared him dead. Besides, Tofura died falling from a motorcycle at Munshir Hat area. She was also admitted to the hospital where the duty doctor declared her dead. Officer-in-Charge of Fulgazi Thana Md Kutubuddin confirmed the death.

In Moulvibazar, two people were killed and four others were injured in a collision between a pick-up van and an auto-rickshaw at Baurbhag in Sadar upazila. The deceased were identified as Muzahidur Rahman, 34, son of AbdurRahman and Al Amin, 25, son of Harun Mia of the upazila . The accident took place about 7:30 am when the Sherpur-bound pick-up van collided with the auto-rickshaw, coming from the opposite direction, leaving two people dead on the spot and four others injured, said assistant sub-inspector Ibrahim.

The injured were taken to a local hospital. In Habiganj, two people were killed when an unknown vehicle hit an auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Doulatpur in Bahubal upazila in the early morning. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rakib, 35 and Akter Mia, 45 of the upazila. Kamruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Bahubal Police Station, said the unknown vehicle hit the auto-rickshaw around 3:30 am while heading towards a CNG filling station, leaving the auto-rickshaw driver and another dead on the spot.