Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – At least 10 people were killed and 22 others injured in separate road accidents across the country on Tuesday.
In Bagerhat, four people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Khulna-Mawa Highway in Fakirhat Upazila.
The deceased were identified as the truck's driver Kamruzzaman, 32, son of Samsuzzaman of Satkhira district; Mahamudul Hasan, 15, a schoolboy from Khulna and Bipin Poddar, 51 of Mollahat upazila. The identity of the fourth victim could not be known yet.
Sub-inspector Moloy Roy of Katakhali Highway Police outpost, said the accident took place around noon when a Dhaka-bound bus of 'Tungipara Express' collided head-on with a truck, killing three people on the spot and injuring 21 others.
Of the injured, five were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital. But one of them succumbed to his injuries.
Traffic on the busy road remained suspended for about two and a half hours after the incident.
In Dinajpur, a severely injured three-wheeler diver Hafizur Rahman, 45, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital after a sand laden truck hit him at Haluaghat area of Nababganj upazila.
Subrata Kumar Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Nababganj Police Station, said the accident took place around 7 am.
In Nilphamari, a truck crushed a three-wheeler killing a man in front of Samsul Haque Auto Rice Mills on Nilphamari-Ramganj road around 11 am.
Police identified the deceased as Zamiar Rahman, resident of Balarpukur area of Jaldhaka upazila.
In Habiganj, a severely injured young man died as a motor-cycle turned turtle while he was learning to ride at Bahubal upazila in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Sabbir Ahmed, 18, son of Mukhles Mia of Goaroa village of Sabbir upazila, said Md Masuk Ali, officer-in-charge of Bahubal Police Station.
In Sirajganj, a trader died after a truck hit him while he was crossing road at Koddarmore area in Sadar upazila.
Syed Shahid Alam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge police outpost, said a truck crushed Munnaf Sarkar leaving him severely injured.
Later, he was taken to a hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
In Chattogram, a schoolboy was killed following a head-on collision between a human hauler and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the morning.
Doctors declared Masudur Rahman, 14, an eighth grader, dead after he was taken to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), said Assistant Sub-inspector Alauddin Talukdar of CMCH police outpost.
In Joypurhat, a fisherman died and two others injured as a human hauler over turned near Amdoi-Chaumkhoni Bazar in Sadar upazila while they were returning back after netting fish from a water body.
The deceased Asit, 37, son of Holadhar of Majhipara village in Sadar upazila died on the spot, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
Chattogram, Jan 22 (UNB) – A man was murdered allegedly by his wife at Dewanpur village in Mirsharai Upazila on early Tuesday over family feud.
The deceased was identified as Sonatan Mazumder Prokash Sanak, 45, son of Bhabranjan.
Md Iftekhar Uddin, officer-in-charge of Jorarganj Police Station, said Sonaton’s wife Luky Mazumder hit him on his head with a piece of wood and slaughtered him with a sharp weapon around 1am.
On information, police recovered the body in the morning and arrested Luky.
Manikganj, Jan 22 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a man along with a pistol, two rounds of bullet, four Molotov bombs and 10 crude bombs from Bhakum village in Singair upazila early Tuesday.
The arrestee is Tamij Uddin, 55.
Major Abdul Hakim of Rab-4, said that hiding his identity, Tamij Uddin informed Rab over phone that a huge quantity of arms and bomb making materials were kept at the village.
On information, a team of Rab conducted a drive at the village around 3 am and recovered the arms and the bombs near the house of Baser Fakir.
However, tracking Tamij Uddin’s mobile phone number the Rab team arrested him.
During primary interrogation, Tamij confessed that he had kept the arms and bombs beside the house of Baser as Tamij’s son Rakib is an accused in a case over the murder of Baser’s son Russel.
Tamij’s family had been pressurizing Baser to withdraw the case, said Baser.
Khulna, Jan 22 (UNB) - Police in separate drives arrested 41 people, including 14 drug peddlers, from different areas of the city from Monday morning to Tuesday morning.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Moniruzzaman of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) said police arrested them along with 155 Yaba pills and 125 gram hemp.
Jashore, Jan 22 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in separate drives seized 42kg hemp and 264 bottle of Phensidyl from different bordering areas of the district from Monday night to early Tuesday.
Lt Col Mohammad Ariful Haque, commanding officer of BGB-49 Battalion in Jashore, said tipped of, a team of BGB conducted a drive in 1 no Ghiba area around 10pm on Monday and chased a gang of drug traders
After being chased, they fled the scene leaving a bag.
Searching the bag, the BGB team recovered the hemp.
Besides, another team seized the Phensidyl worth Tk 5.25 lakh from Benapole border around 4:30am.