At least 26 people including eight members of three families were killed and 40 others injured in separate road accidents in 9 districts on Saturday, police said.
In Tangail, four people were killed and 15 others injured when a commuter bus crashed into a truck parked along the busy Dhaka-Tangail highway in Mirzapur upazila early in the morning.
The deceased were Alak Roy, 38, Binoy Roi, 40, of Pirganj upazila of Rangpur, Shakhawat Hossain, 36 of Madhupur upazila and Jakaria, 32 of Barishal.
Molla Tutul, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gorai Highway Police Station, said the accident occurred around 4:30am when the ‘Binimoy Paribahan’ bus hit the stationary sand-laden truck from behind in the Dulla Mansur area.
"The impact left three passengers dead on the spot and 16 others injured. The injured were rushed to a local hospital where one of them was declared dead on arrival," he said.
In another accident, three members of a family were killed after being hit by a bus at Pakulya on the same highway.
The deceased were Parvin Begum, 27, her son Sumon, 7 and daughter Sadia,10, hailing from Banshtoil village in Mirzapur upazila.
In Bogura, four people, including a father –son duo, were killed and another one injured when a truck hit a private car at Kalia Pukur in Kahalu upazila this morning.
The deceased were identified as Tanser Ali, 60, his son Tagar Ali, 35, Abdur Rahman, 35, son of Mafiz Uddin, and Sumon, 30, a private car driver.
Ambar Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kahalu Police Station, said the accident occurred around 8am when the Naogaon-bound truck from Bogura hit the private car at Dargahat, leaving three people dead on the spot and two others injured.
The injured were taken to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, where doctors declared Abdur Rahman dead on arrival.
In Mymensingh, three members of a family were killed as a truck knocked them down in court bhaban area of Trishal upazila on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway this afternoon.
The deceased were Jahangir Alam, 35, his eight-month pregnant wife Ratna Begum,26 and their two and a hald years old daughter Jannat Ara.
Ranta gave birth to a daughter when the accident occurred local people took the newborn to uapzila health complex and then to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
Locals said Jahangir went to Trishal upazila headquarter along with his wife Ratna and child for a medical test of his pregnant wife.
The Mymensingh-bound goods-laden truck knocked down the three while they were crossing the road around 2:30 pm, leaving the trio dead on the spot, said Officer-in-charge of Trishal police station Md Main Uddin.
The truck has been seized and a case will be filed, he said.