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Road crashes kill 7 in Madaripur, C’awabganj

Published : 23 Feb 2024 10:36 PM

At least seven people were killed and 10 others were injured in separate road accidents in Madaripur and Chapainawabganj on Friday.

killed in bus-truck collision in Madaripur 

In Madaripur, five people were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck on the Bangabandhu expressway in Surjanagar area under Shibchar upazila of the district on Thursday night. 

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The accident occurred when a Patuakhali-bound passenger bus of

 Hanif Paribahan from Dhaka hit a truck in the area around 7:30pm last night, leaving two passengers of the bus dead on the spot and 13 others injured, Superintendent of Police of Madaripur Highway Police Maruf Hossain said.

On information, Shibchar Highway Police and Fire Service personnel rescued the injured and admitted them to Bhanga Upazila Health Complex, where two of them succumbed to their injuries, he said.

Another person died on the way to Faridpur Medical College and Hospital, Maruf added.

Woman among 2 die in separate road accidents in C’nawabganj

In Chapainawabganj, two people, including a woman, died in separate road accidents in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila on Friday morning.

The deceased were identified as Khairunnesa, 65, wife of Ruhul Amin of Chaipara Nimgachhi area of Sadar municipality and Rafi, 8, son of Kawsar of Kalinagar area of Shibganj upazila of the district.

Confirming the accidents, Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mintoo Rahman said a sand-laden truck ran over the woman while crossing a road in the Malopara area around 11 am, leaving her dead on the spot.

The body was sent to the Sadar hospital morgue for an autopsy, he said.

Meanwhile, a speeding motorbike hit an autorickshaw carrying the boy from behind at the Shibtala intersection of the district headquarters around 10:30 am, leaving him critically injured.

He succumbed to his injuries on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital from Sadar Hospital, the OC said.

Legal action will be taken in this regard, he added.