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2 elderly women killed in Sirajganj road accident


Published : 08 Jan 2021 10:07 PM

At least two elderly women were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Bogura-Nagarbari highway at Parkola area under Shahzadpur upazila in Sirajganj on Thursday night. 

The deceased were identified as Kazoli Begum, 60, wife of late Md Chandu, and Saleka Begum, 62, wife of late Anisur Rahman. The duo hailed from the Parkola Gucchogram of the upazila.

Shahid Mahmud, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahjadpur police station, confirmed the matter. 

The OC said that the accident took place at about 8:00pm when a speedy truck hit a battery-run three-wheeler vehicle at Parkola area of the highway as the driver of the truck lost control, leaving the two women dead on the spot and two others injured. 

The injured were sent to hospital by locals and were  undergoing treatment a local hospital, the OC said.

The OC also said that they have seized the truck but the driver managed to flee the scene. They also sent the bodies to hosptial for post mortem. A case was filed in this connection, he added.