Dhaka, Mar 23 (UNB) – At least four people were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in Joypurhat, Munshiganj and Gazipur districts on Saturday.
In Joypurhat, two motorcyclists were killed and another severely injured in a head-on collision with another motorbike on Panchbibi-Kamdia Road in Panchbibi upazila around 3pm.
The deceased were identified as Tabibur Rahman Mandal, 55, son of late Mafiz Uddin, resident of Panial village, and Mahfuz Akhter, 22, son of Aijul Islam of Danejpur village in the same upazila.
The injured Ratul Prashad Goala was rushed to Joypurhat Modern Hospital and later shifted to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogura considering the severity of his injury, said Bozlar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station.
In Munshiganj, a sixth-grader boy died after he was run over by a passenger bus on Dhaka-Mawa Highway in Medinimandal area of Lauhajang upazila.
The deceased was identified as Antar, 12, son of Md Raza Miah of the same area. He was a student of Mediniganj Anwar Ali High School.
A speeding bus hit him while giving space to another vehicle, killing Antar on the spot, said Golam Morshed Talukder, in-charge of Hashara Highway Police Outpost.
Students of the school and locals put barricades on the road, interrupting vehicle movement for about two and a half hours.
In Gazipur, a motorcyclist was killed and two pillion riders were injured in an accident involving three vehicles on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Salna area in the city.
The deceased was identified as Jumman Hossain, a college student and son of Zahangir Alam, hailing from Baopara area in the city.
The body was sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Samir Chandra Sutradhar, officer-in-charge of Gazipur Metropolitan Police Station.