Road crashes kill 11 in three districts

Road crashes kill 11 in three districts

Eleven people, including four members of a family, were killed and 10 others injured in separate road crashes in Sylhet, Habiganj and Gaibandha districts on Friday, reports news agency UNB.

In Sylhet, five people, including four members of a family, were killed and another injured after a bus hit a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Boraya Chanpur in Osmaninagar upazila.

The deceased are Swapan Kumar Das, his wife Lovely Rani Das and their two children — Saj and Sajon of Dirai upazila in Sunamganj and private car driver Hashem.

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They were going to their village home.

Another child of the couple Sourav was injured in the accident and was undergoing treatment at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

The accident took place around 5:30am when a Cumilla-bound bus of ‘Cumilla Transport’ hit the Sylhet-bound private car. Five people died on the spot and one was injured, said Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sylhet highway police.

A firefighting unit went to the spot and recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue. Police also seized the bus.

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In Gaibandha, three people were killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision between a covered van and private car on Dhaka-Rangpur Highway at Nundah bridge point in Gobindaganj upazila.

The deceased are Shahed Mia, 40, Kajal Mia, 32, of Pirganj upazila and Shakil Islam, 56, of Gangachara upazila of Rangpur.

Enamul Haque, deputy director of Gaibandha Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the accident took place in the morning when the covered-van loaded with tiles hit the private car, leaving three people dead on the spot and six others injured. All the victims were passengers of the covered-van.

In Habiganj, three people including two garments workers were killed and three others injured when a bus rammed a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Abdanarayan in Bahubal upazila in the morning.

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Two of the deceased are Shahida, 35, Maleka, 22 of Bishwambhorpur village in Sunamganj district while the identity of another one could not be known immediately.

Toufiqul Islam Toufiq, officer-in-charge of Shayestaganj highway police station, said the Monohardi-bound bus hit the private car carrying six people around 6 am, leaving three dead on the spot and three others injured.

The injured were taken to Osmani Medical College and Hospital.