Twelve people were killed and fourteen others injured in several road accidents in Bogura, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Cumilla and Pabna districts on Friday.
In Bogura, two unidentified people were killed and ten others injured in a head-on collision between two buses belonging to ‘Kaliyakour Paribahan and Naogan Travels Paribahan’ at Ghoga bridge area on the Dhaka-Borgua highway at around 3:30pm, said Siddikur Rahman, an officer of Sherpur Fire service and civil defense station.
The injured were undergoing treatment at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, said Baniul Alam, in-charge of Sherpur highway police camp.
In Gazipur, three motorcycle riders were killed and a minor child was also injured when a private car hit their bike on the Konabari flyover in Gazipur on Friday noon.
The deceased were identified as Raju Islam, 26, Md Shamim, 26 and Shahin Islam, 31; all the victims hailed from Konabari’s Dewliyapara area.
Md Shakhawat Imtiaz, a Sub-Inspector (SI) of Konabari police station, said the three youths met the tragic end when the private car hit their bike while crossing the Konabari flyover on Friday noon.
In Narayanganj, a private university student was killed and three others were injured when a bus of ‘Soudia Paribahan’ crashed into a private car carrying the victims in Narayanganj’s Dariyakandi area on Friday.
The deceased was identified as twenty-year-old Mahima, a third-year student in the English department of East West University while identities of the injured could not be known immediately, said Nabir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kanchpur Highway Police Station.
In Sirajganj, two people were killed when an unidentified truck hit their pickup van on the Hatikumrul-Banparra highway in Tarash upazila Friday early.
The deceased have been identified as pickup van driver Kiron Mridha, 28, son of late Abdul Karim of Duttakanai village in Gurudaspur upazila of Natore district, and his assistant Jahangir Alam, 47, a resident of Sirajganj municipality.
Md Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Hatikumrul highway police station, said the accident happened at around 7: am when the unidentified truck crashed into the pickup van that got stranded on the highway after it had gone out of order.
The accident left the duo dead on the spot; he said adding that the victims were repairing the vehicle during the accident, said the OC.
In Cumilla, a former headmaster of a government primary school was killed when a speedy motorcycle hit him while crossing road in Aungaura area on the Gouripur-Homna regional in Daudkandi upazila road at noon.
The deceased was identified as Md Jahirul Hoque, 82, former headmaster of Gouripur Government Primary School and also a resident of Aungaura village.
In Pabna, three motorcycle riders were killed in a head-on collision between their motorbike and a pickup van at Nagardemra of Sathia upazila in the district on Friday afternoon.
The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately, said Asif Mohammad Siddikul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sathia police station.
The accident occurred at around 5:30 pm when the vehicles collided head-on at Chhoto Pathaihat Gorostan area in the upazila, he added.
Mentionable, At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report by the Road Safety Foundation.
The road accidents took place on highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.