03 August 2020

Mother, daughter among 4 killed in separate road crashes


Four people, including a mother and her daughter, were killed in separate road accidents in the country in last 24 hours.

A woman, 35, and her daughter, 8, were killed as a pickup hit them at Nabogram in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj on Wednesday night, reports UNB.

The deceased could not be identified yet.

The Dhaka-bound pickup crashed into the mother and her daughter around 8:30pm, killing them on the spot, said in-charge of Barangail highway police outpost Yamin Uddoula.

Police seized the vehicle but its driver and helper managed to flee, he added.

In Benapole, a trolley driver was killed when a truck hit the trolley on Amtala-Gatipara road in Sharsha upazila on Wednesday night.

The deceased was identified as Asadul, 30 of Rajbari district.

Mamun Khan, officer-in-charge of Sharsha Police Station, said the accident occurred when the truck collided head on with the trolley, leaving its driver dead on the spot.

Police arrested the truck driver.

In Chandpur, an auto-rickshaw driver was killed and four others were injured in a road accident on Chandpur-Cumilla road at Mahamaya Bazar in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Foysal Gazi, 18, son of Tafazzal Gazi of the upazila.

The accident took place around 3:00pm when the auto-rickshaw carrying five people skidded off the road after hitting a road side tree, leaving them injured, said sub-inspector Lokman Hossain of Chandpur Model Police Station.

The injured were taken to local hospital where the doctors declared Foysal dead.

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