Two ninth-graders were killed and a youth was seriously injured on Sylhet-Tamabil Highway in Jaintiapur upazila as two motorcycles collided, police said. The students were identified as 15-year-olds Sakran Hasan and Md Shaheen Ahmad. They both were from Gowainghat upazila and students of Amir Miah High School Jaflong. Injured Mamum Ahmed, 20, is from Jaintiapur's Nijpat union. "The accident occurred in the Sreepur Assampara area as Sakran and Shaheen were returning to Jaintiapur and Mamum was going to Jaflong on their motorbikes. Their vehicles collided as one of them tried to overtake a truck," Golam Dastgir Ahmad, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jaintapur Model Police Station, said. "The impact of the crash left all of them critically injured. Locals rushed them to the local hospital. The injured were later referred to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where Shaheen was declared dead upon arrival, and Sakran died at 7pm. Mamum is still not out of the woods," he added. Read more: Two killed after motorcycles collide in Faridpur
At least three Afghan crew members were killed Saturday when a U.S.-manufactured Black Hawk helicopter they were flying crashed, the Taliban’s defense ministry said. The statement said that five others were wounded in the accident during a training session overseen by Afghanistan's defense ministry at the capital of Kabul. It is not known how many U.S. choppers remain in the hands of the Taliban government. As the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed in mid-August last year, dozens of Afghan pilots fled to Central Asian countries, including Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghan air force pilots played a key role, alongside their U.S. counterparts, in the 20-year war against Taliban insurgents that ended with the departure of foreign troops last year. The airstrikes inflicted heavy casualties among the Taliban and repeatedly drove them from positions they had seized in different parts of the country. Read: UN warns 6 million Afghans at risk of famine as crises grow Last year about 140 Afghan pilots and others were flown out of Tajikistan then to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and their final destination in the U.S. Separately, three civilians were wounded when a bicycle bomb exploded in Kabul, said Khalid Zadran, spokesman for the the capital's police chief. The attack occurred in the Shai neighborhood and there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Recently, the Islamic State group has claimed similar attacks in the country. IS has waged a bloody campaign of attacks on Taliban targets and minority groups, particularly Shiites whom the extremist IS considers heretics.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Wednesday arrested the operator of the crane that tilted to one side and dropped a concrete girder on a passing car, crushing five of a family to death in Dhaka's Uttara. The elite force also arrested the operator's assistant, a security guard of the contractor firm and six others from Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajganj, and Bagerhat in a case filed over the accident, ASP Imran Khan of Rab headquarters (media wing) said. Monday, a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) project girder came crashing down on the car near Uttara's Jasimuddin road when it was being moved onto a trailer, suggesting the use of cranes of insufficient strength in the project. Rubel, 50, Fahima, 40, her sister Jhorna, 28, and Jhorna's two children Jannat, 6, and Jakaria, 2, got crushed inside the mangled car. Fortunately, a newlywed couple – Rubel's son Hridoy, 26, and his wife Ria Moni, 21, – also travelling with them escaped death. It came exactly one month after a worker was killed by a falling crane in the Gazipur part of the BRT project, and last year six workers escaped with injuries after a part of a launching girder collapsed near them, close to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. A case was filed at Uttara West Police Station over Monday's accident accusing the crane operator, contractor company China Gezhouba Group Corporation and unnamed people. Also read: 5 hurt after iron rods fall on them from crane in Gulistan
Two men riding a bike were killed after being hit by a truck on Khilgaon flyover in Dhaka early on Friday. The deceased were identified as Bdhan Bishwash, 42, and Entaruzzaman Milon, 43. The accident occurred around 3.30 am when the speeding truck hit the motorcycle from behind, leaving the two dead on spot, said Maruf Hosain Milon, sub-inspector at Khilgaon police station. READ: 2 killed in Faridpur road crash “The truck has been seized but its driver managed to flee. The bodies have been sent for autopsy,” said SI Milon.
Two members of an intelligence agency were killed in a road accident in Rangamati on Monday night. The deceased were Abu Daud, 26, and Isa Ruhullah, 25. The accident occurred in the Public Health area at around 9.30 pm. READ: Two killed in Sylhet road crash According to locals, the duo was on their way to Bhedabhedi on a motorcycle. In the Public Health area, it was hit by a CNG-run autorickshaw. As they fell off the motorcycle a bus of Paharika Poribahan ran over them leaving them dead on the spot. Officer-in-charge of Rangamati Kotwali Police Kabir Hossain said that he himself was at the spot. The bodies were sent to Rangamati Sadar Hospital. A case in this regard was underway, he said.
A 45-year-old man was killed and four others injured in Bogura district's Sherpur upazila Wednesday as two CNG-run autorickshaws collided head-on. The deceased was identified as Yasin Ali, a construction worker and resident of village Omarpur of the district's Nandigram upazila. READ: Couple killed in Ctg road crash The accident occurred at Darugram on the Sherpur-Nandigram Road at 10am, according to locals. Two CNG-run autorickshaws collided head-on, leaving one passenger – Yasin Ali – dead on the spot and four others injured, Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Nandigram Police Station, said. "Yasin's family came to the scene of the accident and took his body home." Police recorded an unnatural death case over the mishap, he added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives in an aircraft crash of China Eastern Airlines on March 21 in South China. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the catastrophe,” she wrote in her condolence message to President Xi Jinping. READ: PM opens Payra power plant, declares full electricity coverage of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina mentioned that on behalf of the people and the government of Bangladesh and her own behalf, she conveyed her deep condolences and heartfelt sympathies to their bereaved family members. “At this time of grief, we stand with our national solidarity by the Government and the people of China, our trusted and strategic partner, as they can face the situation with courage and fortitude.”
Two people were killed when a tractor rammed a CNG run auto-rickshaw at Aliganj on Dhaka-Sunamganj highway in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj district on Sunday. The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Shuvo, 25, of Brahmanbaria district and Amir Hossain, 55, of Jagannathpur upazila. The accident occurred around 8 am when the tractor hit the Raniganj-bound auto-rickshaw, leaving two people dead on the spot, said sub-inspector Obayed Ullah of Jagannathpur Police Station. Also read: 8-yr-old girl killed in Dinajpur road accident On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue. Also read: 2 killed, 3 injured in road accident in Dinajpur
Four people were killed and 19 others injured as a bus overturned on a three-wheeler at Salanga on Hatikumrul-Bonpara highway of Sirajganj district. Officer-in-charge (OC) of Hatikumrul Highway Police Lutfar Rahman said the bus on its way to Dhaka from Rajshahi lost control near Goja Bridge on the highway around 10 am and hit the battery-run van. READ: School teacher killed in Cox’s Bazar road crash He said four van passengers, including a woman, were killed on the spot and 19 others injured, three critically. The deceased could not be identified yet, the OC said. READ: 2 killed in Chattogram road crash
Three persons travelling in an autorickshaw were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision with a truck in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria early on Friday morning. The deceased were identified as Jahangir Mia, 35, Mahfuz Mia, 32, and Amzad, 30, all brick kiln workers and residents of Shahbajpur village. The auto driver was among the injured. The accident occurred around 6am on the highway near the Boishamura area when four brick kiln workers were on their way to their plant in the auto, said Md Shahjalala Alam, officer-in-charge of Shahbajpur bus stand highway police station. Also read: 2 killed in Natore road accidents The impact of the head-on collision between the auto and the truck coming from the opposite direction was such that three of the occupants died on the spot, the OC said. A probe has been ordered into the accident, he added. Also read: 8-yr-old girl killed in Dinajpur road accident