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Road accidents claim 7 lives in 3 districts

At least seven people were killed and two injured in three road accidents in Keraniganj, Jashore Sadar, and Dinajpur Friday, according to police.

In Dhaka's Keraniganj, five people were killed and another injured as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided with a lorry at Teghoria.

The deceased were identified as CNG driver Tamal, 17, and his passengers Zunayed Hossain, 22, Nayeem Hossain Fahim, 21, and Samad, 20. However, the identity of another deceased could not be ascertained immediately.

The accident occurred when five friends, workers of a factory in the Hasanabad area, were on their way to visit the Padma Bridge on an auto-rickshaw, Mohammad Shah, officer-in-charge of Hasara Police Station, said.

In Jashore Sadar upazila, a 22-year-old assistant of a truck driver was killed after their vehicle fell into a roadside ditch in Shyamnagar. The deceased Munna was from the upazila.

The accident occurred as the driver of the brick-laden truck lost control of his vehicle near, which overturned and pinned Munna underneath, Assistant Sub-Inspector Munir Hossain, in-charge of Sajiali Police Outpost, said.

In Dinajpur, a 32-year-old woman was killed, and her husband injured after a tractor-trolley hit their motorcycle.

The deceased was identified as Shamim Akhter Panna from Kabirajpara, Dinajpur Sadar, Abdul Jalil, sub-inspector of Pulhat Police Outpost, said. "The paddy-laden tractor-trolley crashed into the motorcycle, leaving the woman dead on the spot and her husband injured."

Source: United News of Bangladesh