22 September 2021

Road accidents claim 14 in two districts

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14 killed in separate road accidents on March 6, 2020 - Photo Desk

Separate road accidents have claimed 14 people and injured eight others in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria districts.

The accidents took place at the Nabiganj area of Dhaka-Sylhet highway and Rampur Bhati in Bijoynagar, Brahmanbaria on Friday.

In Habiganj, the accident took place when a microbus lost its control and rammed into a tree, killing eight people on spot and injuring four others wo have been admitted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in a critical condition.

Sherpur Highway police station Officer-In-Charge (OC) Ershadul Haque confirmed the matter to local media.

He said the driver of the microbus lost its control and hit a tree which caused the instant casualties. The numbers of deaths could increase.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

In Brahmanbaria, six people were killed and four others injured as a microbus caught fire after collision with a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rampur Bhati in Bijoynagar upazila in the early hours of Friday.

Four of the deceased were identified as Sohan, 20, Sagar, 22, Rifat, 16 and Emon, 14.

Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Biswaroad Highway police station, said the Sylhet-bound microbus from Narayanganj caught fire after it collided with a Dhaka-bound bus of “Limon Paribahan” around 3:30 am, leaving six microbus passengers dead on the spot and four others injured.

The injured were taken to Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex.

Kamruzzaman


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