Dhaka, Bangladesh
7 killed in road crashes

7 killed in road crashes

Two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident in the city's Gendaria area early Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Russel, 26, Salahuddin, 27. The accident took place when a covered van hit a motorcycle in front of a pharmacy at Samibagh around 2:00 am, leaving all three motorcyclists injured, said Sub Inspector Abu Jafar of Gendaria Police Station. Later, the injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared two of them dead. Police arrested Jashim Hawlader, driver of the covered van, in this connection. In Pabna, an auto rickshaw driver and a passenger were killed and five other passengers were injured as a bus hit the vehicle on Pabna-Ishwardi highway in Tentultola area of Ishwardi upazila on Thursday noon. The deceased were identified as driver Soleman, 60, and the passenger Shamsuddin Kamal, 55, residents of Bangalpara village. The accident took place around 12 noon when a 'Hanif Paribahan' bus hit the auto rickshaw carrying six passengers, leaving the duo dead on the spot and five others injured. The injured were admitted at Pabna and Rajshahi Medical College and Hospitals. BSS from Sylhet adds: A driver and two others were killed in a road accident in Sadar area of the district on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Rais Ali, 60, Nazim Uddin Shah, 35 and Sohel, 25. Police said a truck hit a roadside tree of the Sylhet-Sunamganj road as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving three people including truck driver dead on the spot. The bodies were sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical Hospital morgue for autopsy. Shafiqul Islam, officer- in-charge of Jalalabad police station, said police seized the truck.

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