Two children killed in Joypurhat road accidents

Joypurhat Correspondent

Two children, including a madrasa student, were killed in separate road accidents at Panchbibi and Kalai upazilas in Joypurhat on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Masud Rana, 14, son of Zahidul Islam of Balait village at Kalai upazila and a class ten student of a local madrasa, and Masrufa, 4, daughter of Motiar Rahman of Shalaypur village of Panchbibi upazila.

According to the relatives, Masud Rana faced the road accident on Joypurhat-Bogra highway at Bailey Barrage area of Kalia upazila when he was returning home from a local market. He died on the spot. On the other hand, Masrufa died in a road accident as a battery run auto-rickshaw hit her at Shalaipur Bazar under Panchbibi upazila on Sunday evening.

According to the family members, Masrufa was playing on the road beside her house. At the time, a battery run auto-rickshaw hit the child, leaving her injured seriously. She was taken to a hospital in Joypurhat. As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to Bogura Shahid Zia Medical College Hospital. The child succumbed to her injuries at the hospital in the early morning on Monday.