Perilous roads: 7 killed in 4 districts

Seven people, including a man and his daughter, were killed and 21 others injured in road accidents in Manikganj, Rajshahi, Bogura, Satkhira and Dhaka districts on Tuesday.

In Manikganj, a covered van hit a motorbike on Dhaka-Aricha highway in front of Jagir High School in Sadar upazila in the afternoon, killing a man and his minor daughter and injuring another one.

The deceased were identified as Hedayetul Haque, 45, and his four-year-old girl Tazdika Sauda Sara of Golra area in Saturia upazila.

Quoting locals, Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Golra Highway Police Station, said the Patuaria-bound covered van crashed into the motorcycle of Hedayetul around 4:15 pm while he along with his two daughters were going to the district town from Saturia.

The accident left the duo dead on the spot and another daughter Taznuba Hafsa, 10, injured.

The injured was first taken to Manikganj Hospital and then shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.

In Bogura, a man and his niece were killed when a sand-laden truck knocked them down while crossing a road at Namija Nath para in Sadar upazila around 10:30am.

The deceased were identified as Palash Sarkar, 19, son of Nepal Sarkar of Buganj Sahapara, and Moni Barman, 10, daughter of Nitya Gopal Barman and a Class-III student of Trimohoni Govt Primary School in Sadar upazila.

In Rajshahi, two people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus overturned on a road after its driver lost control over the steering at Buraburitola in Tanore upazila in the morning.

The deceased are Raijuddin, 55, a resident of the upazila, and Habibur Rahman, 45, of Chapainawabganj district.

In Satkhira, Dipjoy Sadhu, 19, a first-year student of Patkelghata College and son of Prokash Sadhu of Toilakupi village, was killed as two motorbikes collided in Shakdah area of Patkelghata under Tala upazila in the morning.

In Dhaka, at least 10 people, including Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees, their guardians and teachers, were injured when a bus carrying them fell into a roadside ditch at Batulia on the Dhamrai-Balia regional road in Savar upazila in the morning.

Source: United News of Bangladesh