Within 24 hours of a tragic road accident that left six people dead in Barishal on Wednesday, four people have lost their lives in the same district in a collision between two vehicles.
Four people were killed and 12 others injured in a collision between a bus and a microbus on Dhaka-Barishal highway in Ujirpur upazila of Barishal on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Ruhul Amin, Abdur Rahman, Md Hasan and Nurul Amin of Gazipur district.
All the deceased were passengers of the microbus.
Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Ujirpur Police Station, said the accident occurred at noon when the Dhaka-bound ‘Molla Paribahan bus’ from Patuakhali rammed the Barishal-bound microbus from Dhaka at Shikarpur, leaving a man dead on the spot and 15 other people injured.
Of the injured, three died on the way to Upazila Health Complex.
Police seized the vehicles but no one was arrested in this connection.
Besides, six people were killed in another road accident occurred on the busy Dhaka-Kuakata highway Wednesday noon.
Alauddin Milon, officer-in-charge of Bakerganj Police Station, said the accident occurred when the Barishal-bound bus hit a three-wheeler in the upazila, leaving four of its passengers dead on the spot and three others injured.
The three injured of the same family were sent to SBMCH where Sathi Akther succumbed to her injuries Thursday morning and her child Farhana died in the afternoon.
Road accidents in Bangladesh
As many as 524 people including 73 children were killed and 821 others injured in 467 road accidents across the country in June.
Of these, 204 people died in motorbike accidents alone during this period, which is 38.93% of the total fatalities, the Road Safety Foundation said in its latest report released on July 4.
Besides, 107 pedestrians, 86 drivers and their assistants were killed in the accidents .
Meanwhile, Bangladesh witnessed 398 deaths on roads in 319 accidents in just 15 days during journeys before and after Eid-ul-Azha this year.
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The accidents and deaths recorded on Bangladesh roads during Eid-ul-Azha were highest in the last 7 years, according to a report prepared by Jatri Kalyan Samiti, a passenger welfare organization.