Three people were killed and two others injured as a speeding truck crashed into a battery-run autorickshaw on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Gazipur’s Kaliakair upazila on Monday (February 19, 2024) morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Naojhor Highway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shahdat Hossain said the Tangail–bound truck hit the autorickshaw in Sutrapur area, leaving five people including the autorickshaw driver injured. Read: Bus-auto rickshaw collision leaves 7 people dead in Mymensingh Members of fire service and police rescued the injured and took them to Kaliakair upazila health complex where physicians declared three of them dead upon arrival. The rest were undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said, adding that all the victims were passengers of the autorickshaw. Read more: Bus-motorcycle collision leaves one dead in Faridpur
During a routine vehicle inspection on the Sylhet-Sunamganj road at Temukhi, Sylhet district, six policemen sustained injuries when a bus hit them early Thursday (February 15, 2024) morning. The incident occurred as the officers were operating a check-post established to enhance road safety measures. The injured officers include Azbahar Ali Sheikh, Additional DIG and Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police; Kawsar Dastagir, Additional Deputy Commissioner; Zahurul Islam, Assistant Commissioner of Airport Police Station; SM Nunu Mia, Officer-in-Charge of Airport Police Station; Rezul Karim, Assistant Sub-Inspector; and driver Nayek Habibur Rahman. Read: Repatriation of 330 Myanmar security forces from Bangladesh underway According to Zakir Hossain, Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, the accident happened around 6 am when a 'Real Coach' bus from Sunamganj, while undergoing checks, struck the policemen, causing various degrees of injuries. The victims received immediate medical attention at a local hospital, with Azbahar Ali Sheikh being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for further treatment. Read:RAB arrests ARSA ‘second-in-command’, 2 members from Rohungya camp Following the incident, police detained the bus supervisor and impounded the vehicle. However, the bus driver managed to escape from the scene. Authorities are currently investigating the accident and have initiated efforts to apprehend the fleeing driver.
In a distressing incident last night, reckless driving led to a multi-vehicle crash inside the Bangabandhu Tunnel in Chattogram, resulting in damage to at least five vehicles and injuring several people. The accident, occurring in one of the tunnel's lanes, underscores the growing concerns over traffic safety. Assistant Sub-Inspector Billal Hossain of the Karnaphuli Police Station, under the Chattogram Metropolitan Police, reported that the chain-reaction collision was initiated by a private car that lost control due to excessive speed. The vehicle's erratic maneuvering led to it colliding with nearby cars, impacting a total of three private cars and two microbuses. Read more: Out of control truck smashes into two other vehicles on Dhk-Ctg Highway; helper dead, 10 injured Following the accident, one of the injured was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for immediate medical attention, while others sought treatment at various hospitals. The precise number of individuals injured in the ordeal remains uncertain. In the aftermath of the collision, authorities seized all vehicles involved as part of their ongoing investigation into the incident. This accident adds to a troubling pattern of similar occurrences within the Bangabandhu Tunnel, which has seen seven to eight accidents in the mere four months following its inauguration on October 28 last year. The situation has been further complicated by a video that surfaced online, showcasing illegal car racing inside the tunnel immediately after its opening. The viral footage prompted legal action, with a case filed on November 1 against the individuals involved, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations within this crucial infrastructure. Read more: Bangabandhu Tunnel under the Karnaphuli River: All you need to know
A truck driver's helper was killed and 10 other people including the driver were injured as he lost control of his vehicle and hit a microbus and another truck on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Sitakunda on Friday. The deceased helper's name could not be known. Bean produced in Chattogram’s Sitakunda exported to Italy for the first time Fire Service and highway police sources said the accident happened in the early morning when the goods-laden truck crashed into the other truck, and then the microbus from behind, when it lost control in Kamaldah area on the highway, leaving the helper dead on the spot and 10 more people including microbus passengers injured. Protests on the highway as Tripura Sardar dies in Sitakunda road crash The injured were rushed to Sitakunda Upazila Health Complex, said Kumira highway police outpost in-Charge (IC) Abdul Hakim Azad. Ward Councillor fined for breaching electoral code in Sitakunda
Two people died and one other was injured after the motorcycle they were on lost control and hit a road pillar on the All-weather Road in Mithamoin upazila of Kishoreganj on Monday afternoon. The incident happened on the south side of Dhaki Bridge in Dhaki Union of the upazila at around 4:45 pm on Monday. BNP holds protest rally rejecting polls in Kishoreganj The deceased were identified as Yasin, 25 of Chanpur area of Mithamoin upazila and Amir Hossain, 20 of Kathal Bari area of Companiganj Police Station in Sylhet. The injured is Mizanur Rahman, 30, of the Ghagra Dayahati area. Mithamoin Police Station Officer-in-Charge Ahsan Habib confirmed the matter. Tk 6-crore Mosque: Donation boxes at Kishoreganj's Pagla Masjid yield record amount The three people were coming from Itna to Mithamoin by motorcycle. On the way, the motorcycle collided with a side pillar on the south side of Dhaki Bridge in Dhaki Union of Mithamoin Upazila at around 4:45pm. Yasin and Amir Ali died on the spot, and Mizanur Rahman was seriously injured, he said. Mizanur was referred to Kishoreganj Hospital in a critical condition, added the OC. Truck set on fire in Kishoreganj
A motorcyclist died after a truck ran him over in Bogura’s Kahalu upazila on Monday. The deceased was identified as Amzad Hossain, 45, of Kalai Damgara of the upazila. Bogura-4: Hero Alam announces boycott during vote counting The incident happened after Amzad lost control of his motorcycle and fell on the road, following which a truck ran him over on the Namuja-Baro Mile road in Kaura Bazar of Kalai union of the upazila on Monday. 2 independent candidates attacked by boat supporters in Bogura Kahalu Police Station Officer-in-Charge Selim Reza confirmed the matter. Policeman killed in Bogura road crash
A teenager was killed after being run over by an unidentified vehicle in the capital's Jatrabari area on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Nayem,13, a street boy living in the area. Police foil Jamaat’s human chain in Dhaka’s Jatrabari The accident occurred this morning when the vehicle hit Nayem under the flyover, opposite of Jatrabari Kalapatti, leaving him dead on the spot, said Md. Kamruzzaman, sub-inspector of Jatrabari Police Station. Bus torched in Dhaka’s Jatrabari Police recovered the body and sent it to Dhaka Medical College morgue for an autopsy. "We are trying to find details about Nayem", added the officer. Police recover bodies of a man, teenage girl from Jatrabari
Police have arrested the driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that ploughed into a passenger shed in Dhaka's Khilkhet last night, killing three people and injuring one. The driver of the vehicle, Dishan, was arrested on Thursday in a case filed by victim Armina’s husband at the police station, said Khilkhet Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sheikh Aminul Bashar. Road accidents leave four people dead in 3 districts Among the deceased, Yasin, 8, died on the sport while Amrina Haque, 34, and Ujjal Pandey, 26, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while undergoing treatment there. Soon after the incident, the SUV was seized, but its drive fled the spot. Road accident leaves election officer dead in Dhaka Yasin's father Sumon is undergoing treatment at the orthopaedic department of the casualty block at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Sub-inspector (SI) Mosharraf of Khilkhet Police Station said the bodies were handed over to the relatives without autopsy following an appeal by the families of the deceased. 3 killed in Dhamrai, Savar road accidents
Two people died and three others were injured after a sand-laden truck collided with a bus and fell on top of a CNG-run autorickshaw at Kalihati upazila of Tangail on Tuesday. The incident happened on the Tangail-Mymensingh road in Chatipara area of the upazila on Tuesday afternoon. Tangail BNP leader Farhad Iqbal arrested The deceased were identified as Hiraman Begum, 70, of Shialkol village in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail and Abdullah, 11, of Tarabari area in Narandia union of Kalihati. Kamrul Faruk, officer-in-charge of Kalihati Police Station, confirmed the matter. Tangail shooting : RAB arrests 2 from Dhaka's Uttara The injured were admitted to Tangail General Hospital, he said. Blockade: Miscreants set commuter train on fire in Tangail
Two men were killed in a head-on collision between their motorcycles on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Al-Amin, 25, resident of Shantinagar village of Gowainghat upazila, and Shakil Ahmed Imon, 30, resident of Laxmipur village in Jaintapur upazila. Another person named Saidul Alam, who was riding with Imon, was injured in the accident. The accident occurred before the Tamabil police outpost in Sylhet’s Gowainghat upazila. Quoting locals, police said Al-Amin was going to Naljuri by a motorcycle from Tamabil Point. Imon and Saidul were going to Jaflong from Jaintapur by another motorcycle on Saturday night. On the way, the two motorcycles collided in front of Tamabil police outpost on Tamabil-Sylhet highway. All three motorcyclists were injured. Later, locals rescued and rushed them to Jaintapur Upazila Health Complex where the duty doctor declared Al Amin and Shakil dead. Rafiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gowainghat Police Station, said both motorcycles have been recovered.