In a tragic accident in Bogura’s Shibganj upazila, a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw killed a two-month-old and his grandparents yesterday, reports our Bogura correspondent.
The parents of the toddler and four others were also injured in the accident.
The deceased are Parul Begum (42) and Ashraf Ali (50), and their two-month-old grandchild Rezowan, who were all in the three-wheeler.
Ashraf and Parul died on the spot while Rezwoan died after being taken to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Hospital. His parents are being treated at the same hospital, said police.
The accident happened when the family was taking Rezowan to the hospital as he was suffering from breathing issues, said Md Khairul Islam, OC of Gobindaganj Highway Police Station, quoting family members.
The other injured were sent to local TMSS hospital, he said.
Belzar Hossain, station officer of Shibganj upazila fire service, said the accident occurred around 7:30am after the bus lost control and ran over the auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway near Hatibandha area.
The bodies were handed over to the family members, police said.
Meanwhile, the driver and helper of the bus managed to flee. Police seized the bus.
In Thakurgaon’s Boda upazila, a pedestrian was killed on Boda-Debiganj road at Shimultali bazar yesterday.
The deceased is Mostafa Elahi (50), of Kherbari village under the same upazila, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent.
Officer-in-Charge of Boda Police Station Abu Sayeed Chowdhury said Samsul was returning home from the bazar along the road around 10:30am. In the meantime, a Boda-bound truck hit him from behind, leaving him dead on the spot.
Locals intercepted the truck but its driver and helper managed to escape, police said.
In Narayanganj Sadar, two passengers of a battery-run auto-rickshaw were killed and its driver was injured when a covered van hit it on the Chashara-Panchabati road at police lines area yesterday afternoon, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.
However, the identities of the two deceased and the injured driver were not immediately known, said OC Rakibuzzaman of Fatullah Model Police Station.
“A battery-run auto-rickshaw was going towards Panchabati with two passengers at around 4:30pm. Arriving at Amena Garments, a covered van coming from the opposite direction hit the autorickshaw. One passenger died on the spot,” the OC said.
Later, locals rescued the driver and other passenger and sent them to Narayanganj General Hospital, where duty doctors declared the passenger dead. The driver was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
Locals caught Russell, driver of the covered van, and handed him over to police, he said.
Meanwhile, in Barguna’s Amtali upazila, a passenger bus fell into a roadside ditch yesterday, injuring around 50 passengers, reports our Patuakhali correspondent.
OC Shah Alam Hawlader of Amtali Police Station said the accident took place due to the driver’s negligence, who was talking over the phone while driving through the Shakharia bus stand area of the Patuakhali-Kuakata road.
Of the injured 50 passengers, 20 had to be taken to Patuakhali General Hospital, the official said.
The driver and helper of the bus managed to escape, he said. Legal action will be taken against the driver for negligence, the OC said.
Meanwhile, in Patuakhali’s Kalapara upazila, a jeep lost control and fell into a ditch in Ghutabachha area. However, no casualties have been reported.