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Woman, her grandchild die in Gazipur road accident

A 45-year-old woman and her three-year-old grandchild travelling in an e-rickshaw died after it overturned following a collision with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a bike in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Begum and Naim, the son of Sadek Hossain, a garment worker and a resident of the upazila. The two were returning to their home in MC Bazar from Hossainpur when they met with the accident.

In fact, the accident occurred in the Tengra area around 8am when the speeding auto-rickshaw and the bike crashed into the e-rickshaw. The e-rickshaw overturned in the impact and its two passengers sustained serious injuries, according to eye-witnesses.

The woman and her grandchild were declared dead on arrival at Sreepur Upazila Health Complex, said duty doctor Mariam Akter. The drivers of the e-rickshaw and the CNG-run auto-rickshaw escaped with minor injuries, she added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh