Perilous roads: 4 including 3 of family killed in Rajshahi


A day after a horrific road accident in Goplaganj that left nine people dead, four people including three members of a family were killed in another road crash on Rajshahi-Naogaon highway in Paba upazila on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Aktar Hossain,35, his wife Bithi khatun,33, their daughter Mariam Jannat,4, of Niamatpur upazila and Abdul Mannan, 48 of Manda upazila in Naogaon district

Jahangir Alam, sub-inspector of Paba Police Station, said the accident occurred around 10:30 am near Aman Cold Storage when a soil-laden tractor hit two motorbikes coming from the opposite direction, leaving three people dead on the spot and another injured.

“Abdul Mannan, one of the bike riders and Mariam, Bithi pillion of another bike died on the spot. Mariam’s father Aktar was taken to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later around 5 pm,” said the SI

The family was heading towards Rajshahi to attend a wedding ceremony. The bodies will be handed over to family after autopsy,” he said.

Earlier, on Saturday, Nine people, including three couple, were killed and 30 others injured when a bus hit a car and then ploughed into a bike and a couple operating a paddy-cutting machine on a farm land along the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gopalganj district

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

As many as 543 people, including 81 children, were killed and 612 others injured in 427 road accidents in April, the Road Safety Foundation said in its latest report, released on May 7.

The non-government organisation said 206 lives were lost in 189 motorcycle accidents, which is 37.93% of the total deaths. Also, 116 pedestrians and 87 drivers and their assistants were killed in March accidents.

On the other hand, accidents on waterways claimed at least eight lives while 23 were killed and five injured in train accidents across Bangladesh last month.

Source: United News of Bangladesh