Ten people were killed and 20 others injured in separate road crashes in six districts on Thursday.
In Pabna two women died and at least 15 people suffered injuries as a bus overturned near Modhupur area in sadar upazila allegedly due to the driver’s negligence as he was talking over phone while driving.
The deceased were identified as Sultana Khatun, 27, from Sujanagar upazila and Morsheda Begum,70, from Ataikula thana of the district.
Masud Alam, Additional SP of Pabna, said the Pabna-bound bus from Shahjadpur fell into a roadside ditch as the driver lost control over the steering on Pabna-Kashinathpur highway, leaving two passengers dead on the spot.
The injured were admitted to Pabna General Hospital, he said.
In Mymensingh, two bikers were killed in Trishal upazila as their motorcycle collided with a bus.
According to locals, the motorcycle coming from Trishal collided with a passenger bus of Shalban Paribahan coming from the opposite direction near Birampur Bhatipara area, leaving two people dead.
Nazmul Amin, Sub Inspector of Trishal police station, said of the deceased one was male and another female but their identities could not be known yet. Efforts are on to detain the driver, he said.
In Laxmipur, two people were killed and four others injured as a fish-laden pickup van crashed into a roadside tree in Ramgati upazila.
The deceased were identified as Belal Hossain, 40, and Gias Uddin 38, of Charkalakopa village in the upazila.
The accident occurred near Azadnagar area on Alexandar-Shonapur road, leaving two people dead on the spot, said Alamgir Hossain, Officer –in-Charge of Ramgati police station.
In Dinajpur, two motorcyclists were killed and another was injured being hit by a truck near Nimtala intersection in Phulbari municipality early Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Nahid Hasan Shobuj,26, from Kasapukur village, and Tazin Ahmed,18 from Shibnagar village.
Ashraful Islam, Officer-in-charge of Phulbari police station said the accident occurred around 1:30 am as a rice-laden truck hit the motorcycle, leaving two people dead on spot.
In Joypurhat, a 21-year old college student was killed on Battali-Khetlal road in Khetlal upazila as his motorcycle crashed into a truck.
The deceased was identified as Shetu Shaha, a second year student of Bagura Azizul Haque College.
The accident oocurred around 10 am when the speeding truck hit the motorcycle near Battali Bazar area, said Rowshon Yazdani, Officer-in-Charge of khetlal police station.
Meanhwhile, a former student of Islamic University was killed in a road accident at Boholbaria village of Mirpur upazila in Kushtia on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Khalid Bin Kuddus, 28, son of Abdul Kuddus Anowari of Poraghati village in Tangail district and a former student of Al-Quran and Islamic Studies department of the university.
Golam Mostafa, officer-in-Charge of Mirpur police station said he was crushed under the wheels of
a bus while trying to get into it.
Locals took him to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Source: United News of Bangladesh