Eight people were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents at different places in Rangpur and Dinajpur on Monday night and Tuesday, police said.
In Rangpur, one rickshaw-van passenger was killed and four others were injured when a truck rammed over the rickshaw van at Boldipukur point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Mithapukur upazila on Monday night.
Rickshaw van passenger Monir, 20, was killed on the spot while his injured companions Rakib, 16, and Shaon, 17, succumbed at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) today, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mithapukur police station Zafar Ali Biswas told BSS.
One of their injured companions is undergoing treatment at RMCH, he said.
All of the deceased youths hailed from village Boldipukur of Mithapukur Upazila.
OC said they are trying to trace out the truck which managed to flee away after the incident.
In another accident in Rangpur, six persons were injured when a truck fell down into the roadside ditch after its driver lost control over steering.
The accident happened at Ekorchali point on the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway in Taraganj upazila on Monday night.
The injured persons were rushed to RMCH where Abdur Rahman, 53, and Farid Hossain, 27, died on Tuesday morning,” said OC (investigation) of Taraganj Thana Md. Humayun.
Four injured persons are undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said.
In another road accident in Rangpur, an unidentified elderly person was killed on the spot when a vehicle hit him at Bhurarhat Bridge point on the Rangpur-Shyampur road in Sadar kotwali police station on Tuesday morning.
In Dinajpur, two youths were killed after a microbus and motorcycle collided head-on at Bekipul point on the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway in Chirirbandar upazila on Monday evening.
The deceased motorcyclists were identified as Selim Islam, 16, and Abdullah, 17 of Chirirbandar upazila, officer-in-charge of Chirirbandar police station Haresul Islam said.