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Three students among 4 killed in road crashes

21 March 2019,Thursday, 16:04

At least four people including three students were killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Narsingdi, Sirajganj, Khulna, and Brahmanbaria districts on Thursday.

In Narsingdi, Rabbi Mia, a student of class VIII of Hossainpur Pilot High School and son of Farid Mia, was killed when a Dhaka-bound covered van rammed his bi-cycle while he was on his way to school at Boroicha in Belabo upazila around 10:15 am.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for an autopsy, said officer-in-charge of Shibpur Itakhola Highway police Hafizur Rahman.

In Sirajganj, Hridoy, a student of Dhukuria Technical College and son of Haidar Ali of Bhadraghat village in Kamarkhand upazila, was killed and two others injured as a chemical-laden covered van hit three pedestrians.

Hridoy, 17, died on the spot and the injured were taken to Sirajganj Hospital, said Habibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kamarkhand Police Station.

Soon after the accident, the agitated people put up barricade in the road, disrupting traffic movement for around two hours.

They also set fire to the covered van.

Being informed, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, said the OC.

In Khulna, Akhi Moni, 7, a class I student of a local madrasah was killed when a brick-laden tractor knocked down her while she was crossing road at Anandanagar in Rupsha upazila in the morning.

Zakir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rupsha Police Station, said Akhi met the tragic incident while crossing the road.

In Brahmanbaria, Kadir Mia, 37, son of Syed Mia of Boishar village in Sarail upazila was killed and two others injured when a truck plunged into a roadside ditch after being hit by a lorry on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bertala in the morning.

Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Khatihata Highway Police, said the accident took place when the truck collided head on with the lorry coming from opposite direction and fell into the ditch.

The injured were taken to local hospital, he added.


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