College teacher killed in tire explosion in Narayanganj

A 35-year-old college teacher was killed and his wife injured when a tire of a speeding truck exploded in the Siddhirganj area of Narayanganj on Sunday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Jasimuddin Jasim, 35, a lecturer at Mirpur University College, from Faridpur’s Alfadanga.

The victim’s wife Zubaida Sharmin, 22, is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College (DHMC) Hospital, said Bacchu Mia, inspector of the DMCH police outpost.

Zubaida said that around 12:00pm, the wheels of the moving truck exploded while they were waiting for a bus to go to Mirpur at a bus stand adjacent to Chittagong Road Fish market. Both of them got injured and fell on the road.

A pedestrian named Sujon brought them to DMCH where Jasim succumbed to his injuries around 7:00pm, inspector Bacchu Mia said.

“The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy,” said the inspector, adding that the concerned police station has been informed.