Medical &Health

5 killed in Rangpur road crash

Five people were killed and two others injured when a truck rammed an auto-rickshaw on Mahiganj-Pirgachcha road at Sareyartal in the city on Tuesday, said police.

Four of the deceased were identified as Raza Mia, 46, driver of the auto-rickshaw, Jannat Mawa, 4, Gita Rani, 7 and Shahjahan Mia, 55 of Pirganj upazila.

The accident occurred around 1:30 pm when the truck hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving two people dead on the spot and five others injured, said Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tazahaat Police Station.

The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where three of them succumbed to their injuries.

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Police seized the truck and arrested its driver, said the OC.

Road accident in Bangladesh

Road accidents in Bangladesh continue to claim hundreds of lives every year.

At least 1890 people, including 242 women and 312 children, were killed and 3,543 others injured in 1,792 road accidents in the first five months of the current year.

The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Sunday revealed the information in its regular monthly survey and observation report.

Meanwhile, as many as 524 people, including 73 children, were killed and 821 others injured in 467 road accidents across the country in June.

Source: United News of Bangladesh