A 13-year-old boy was killed as the microbus he was driving crashed into a roadside tree in Damurhuda upazila of Chudanga district Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Riyad Hossain, son of Yunus Biswas of Aramdanga village of Karpasdanga union of the upazila. Read more: 4 killed in road crash in Rangpur The accident occurred when the microbus hit a roadside tree at Karpsdanga Natunpara area around 8:00am, Ferdous Wahid, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Damurhuda Model Police Station, said. Riyad died on the spot, added the OC.
Local people set a microbus on fire as a schoolboy was injured when the microbus hit an auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj district on Monday. Quoting local people, Azizul Haque, officer-in-charge of Araihazar Police Station, said the microbus carrying some policemen hit the auto-rickshaw carrying some school students at Purinda area of the upazila, leaving a schoolboy injured. One policeman was also injured during the accident. Also read: RMG workers go on rampage in Gazipur; Bus torched When the policeman tried to blame the auto-rickshaw driver, the students of Purinda KM High School students turned furious and set the microbus on fire. On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The injured schoolboy was given first aid. Also read: Probe committee formed over torching 12 buses in Faridpur Vehicular movement on the busy road remained suspended for some time after the accident.
A speeding express train rammed into a microbus at a level crossing at Mirsharai upazila on Friday, killing at least 11 people who were returning from a visit to a popular waterfall in the hills of the area, police and fire service said. The dead were all travelling by the microbus. Eleven of them died at the scene, while six others were injured, police and fire service said. Nine of the deceased were identified as ‘R&J’ coaching centre teachers Wahidul Alam Jisan, Sajeeb, Rakib and Redwan; and SSC candidates of KS Najumia High School Hisham, Ayat, Maruf, Tasfir and Hasan. The six injured are - microbus helper Taukid Ibn Shawon, 20, and students Md Mahim, 18, Tanveer Hasan Hriday, 18, Md Emon, 19, Tasmir Pavel, 16, and Md Saikat, 18. They are undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital. They were travelling back home at Aminbazar of Hathazari after a tour of the Khoiyachora Waterfall in the hills of Mirsharai, according to accounts of rescue workers. Also read: 3 of family killed in Pabna road crash The tragedy occurred around 1.30pm at the unmanned rail crossing near Bara Takia station of the upazila in Chottgram district, police officials said. Witnesses told UNB that the Chattogram-bound Mahanagar Provati express from Dhaka ploughed through the microbus, dragging it around a kilometre down the railway track, where the train also stopped. All the casualties were from the microbus. Eleven of them died on the spot, said Khorshed Alam, in charge of Sitakundu police outpost. “There were 17 passengers on the microbus and two of them were rescued safely by members of two units of fire service deployed in the area”, said Shahjahan Sikder, deputy assistant director (media cell) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Directorate. Police said six passengers were injured and sent to hospital. “They were all tourists who went to visit Khoiyachora waterfall in Mirsharai from Aman Bazar area in Hathazari upazila,” he said. “The microbus got on the rail track breaking through a bamboo barrier at the level crossing before it was hit by the train. Rail operation on the route remained suspended after the accident,” said Ansar Ali, transportation officer of Bangladesh Railway (east).
At least three people were killed and six others injured as a microbus carrying tourists fell into a ditch beside Bandarban-Thanchi road on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Md Monjurul Islam,40 of Mymensingh, Md jaynal Abedin, 32, of Faridpur, and Md Hamidul Islam, 41, of Lalbagh area in Dhaka. All worked as security staffers of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(Buet). The accident occurred around 10:30 am near Jibannagar area as the vehicle carrying nine tourists fell into the roadside ditch, leaving Monjurul dead on the spot, said Rakib, Sub-Inspector of Thanchi tourist police. Jaynal and Hamidul died on the way to a hospital, he said. Also read: 9 killed as cab falls into gorge in Kashmir The injured were identified as Wahiduzzaman,40, of Magura, , Md Rajib Mia,30, of Manikganj, Md Abdul Malek,52, of Gaibandha, Md Milan ,30, Md Faysal,35, and Md Faruq , 40, of Dhaka. They were all senior security guard members of State and Legal Office in Dhaka and were appointed at Security Division of BUET, said SI Rakib. Also read: 5 killed in Sirajganj road crash
At least five people were killed and nine others injured when a truck hit a microbus on Panchdona-Ghorashal road at Bhatpara Sakurar intersection in Madhabdi upazila of Narsingdi district on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Mukti Akhter, 30, Sadiqul, 8, son of Mukti, Ruby Akhter, 40, Rahima, 3, daughter of Ruby and Rokeya Akhter, 52. Read:7 killed, 22 injured in three road accidents in Chattogram, Rangamati Enamul Haque Sagar, superintendent of Narsingdi Police, said the accident occurred around 12 am when the truck rammed the Savar-bound microbus carrying 14 people, leaving two dead on the spot and 12 others injured. Three of the injured died while being moved to hospitals. The rest of the injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). Read: 3 die in Cumilla road crash They met the accident while returning to Jirabo in Savar from Sylhet shrine, said police. Police seized the truck but could not arrest its driver as he fled the scene after the accident. Road accident in Bangladesh Road accidents are common in Bangladesh and have been a major cause of deaths. Read: 4 killed in Cumilla road crash During the last Eid-ul-Fitr holiday rush, road accidents claimed 323 lives in just 15 days, said Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Shamiti, a human rights body. Besides, 513 people, including 63 children, were killed and 598 injured in 409 road accidents across the country in March, said another rights body, Road Safety Foundation, on April 5. It said 147 lives were lost in 138 motorcycle accidents, which is 28.65% of the total deaths. Read:3 killed in Bogura road crash In a report released in February 2020, the World Bank pointed out that Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities. The report attributed the high death rate on Bangladesh’s roads to lack of investments in systemic, targeted, and sustained road safety programmes.