3 killed in Panchagarh road crash
Three people were killed and another was injured when a tractor crashed on a motorbike on Boda-Debiganj highway at Kalurhat Kathari in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Touhidul Islam, 35, son of Almas Ali, Amin Sheikh, 48, son of Rajab Ali and Almas Alim 55, son of Mozammel Haque of Boda municipality area. Quoting witnesses, Jamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Debiganj Police Station, said the accident occurred in the morning when the wood-laden tractor hit the motorbike carrying four people, leaving two motorcyclists killed on the spot and two others injured. Also read: 2 die in Cumilla road accident The injured were taken to Debiganj Upazila Health Complex at first and then shifted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where another victim succumbed to his injuries. Police could not arrest anyone as the driver of the tractor managed to flee the scene.
12 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Turkey’
A multi-vehicle crash in southern Turkey's Hatay province killed at least 12 people and injured 31 others, including three seriously, officials said. A truck crossed into opposite lanes after the driver lost control late Saturday, colliding with nine cars and two minibuses, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Many of the vehicles were parked by the roadside near a gas station as friends and relatives said goodbye to men leaving to carry out mandatory military service. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that fires broke out on the Iskenderun-Antakya highway. The minister tweeted that 22 ambulances and three medical rescue teams were sent to the scene in Topbogazli. “May God have mercy on our citizens who lost their lives, I express my condolences to their relatives,” he tweeted. “We will do our best to ensure that the injured regain their health as soon as possible.” Hatay was one of the worst hit of the 11 Turkish provinces affected by a Feb. 6 earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey and Syria. At least 50,783 died in Turkey, according to the government. The private Demiroren news agency said that the truck was carrying excavated earthquake rubble and hit another truck before crossing the highway at around 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). Witness Ali Sarrac said that some of those killed had burned to death, Anadolu reported. Images showed burning vehicles as emergency teams tried to keep people away from the blaze.
Man dies after being hit by bus in Dhaka
A 40-year old unidentified man died after being hit by a bus in the capital’s Kamalapur crossing on Sunday morning. The deceased, apparently a vagabond, was wearing pant and jacket. Ujjal Miah, a sub-inspector of Motijheel police station, said the accident occurred around 10am when the speeding bus knocked him down in front of Traffic Box in Kamalapur crossing, leaving him critically injured. Also Read: Unidentified man crushed under train in Dhaka’s Banani Auto-rickshaw driver Md Russel rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead upon arrival, the SI said, adding that the body was kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy.
9 killed in road crashes in 3 districts
At least nine people including three of a family were killed and 12 others injured in separate road crashes in Dinajpur, Munshiganj and Natore districts on Thursday. In Munshiganj, four people were killed when a bus hit a parked truck on Bangabandhu Expressway at Shologhar in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj district in the morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The accident occurred around 8:45 am when the bus hit the stationary truck, leaving two dead on the spot and injured two others, said Molla Zakir Hossain, in-charge of Highway Police. Four people, including three members of the same family, were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment. The injured were identified as Jasmine Sadia, 28, her two daughters, Shafa (11), and Samiha (7), and Billal Bepari (40). In Dinajpur, three members of a family including two children were killed and two others injured when a bus hit a three-wheeler carrying four people while overtaking a bus at Uchitpur in Chirirbandar upazila of the district on Thursday. Also read: 4 dead in Munshiganj as bus hits truck The deceased were identified as Uttam, 35, son of Shankar, Uttam’s wife Pallabi, 32 and their nine –year-old son Arnab of Parbatipur upazila and Mahanta, 8, son of Palash Mahanta of Mirzapur in Nawabganj upazila. Asaduzzaman Asad, officer-in-charge of Chirirbandar Police Station, said the accident occurred around 11 am when the bus rammed into the three-wheeler while overtaking a bus, leaving two children dead on the spot and four others injured. Of the injured, Uttam and his wife Pallabi died on way to a hospital while the two others were taken to a local hospital. The family met the tragic accident while going to Sikdarhat to visit a herbal medicine practitioner (Kabiraj) in Sadar upazila. Vehicular movement on Dinajpur-Gobindaganj regional highway remained suspended for two hours following the accident. In Natore, Imon Hossain, 19, a student of Imon Sadhonpur Pangu Niketon College, was killed when a motorbike carrying him plunged into a roadside ditch after hitting an electric pole at Jagadishpur are in Naldanga upazila around 12 am.
579 people killed in motorcycle accidents in 3 months: SCRF
Around 1,484 people were killed and 2,485 others injured in 1,302 road crashes across Bangladesh in last three till March 31 in 2023. It means, 16 (16.48) people died on average per day during the period. During the period the number of accidents involving motorcycles was the highest. Some 579 people died in 527 motorcycle accidents which are 40.47 and 39.01 percent of total fatalities and accidents respectively, according to a report of Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF) released on Sunday (April 09, 2023). Read: 2 teens on motorcycle killed in Cumilla road accident According to the organization, the report has been prepared based on the information published in 12 Bengali national dailies, five English national dailies, nine online news portals and news agencies and six regional dailies. In the report, the SCRF has recommended maintaining the ban on motorcycle movement on the Padma Bridge and banning his vehicle on all highways during Eid travel to avoid accidents. The report said that maximum 479 accidents occurred in March where 584 people lost lives and 1,102 injured. Lowest 392 accidents resulted in 411 fatalities and 1,102 injuries respectively in February. Besides, 489 people died in 431 road accidents in January. Read: Student killed in bike accident in Dhaka In these three months, maximum 421 accidents occurred on highways which is 32.33 percent of total accidents. Besides, 327 accident occurred on regional roads which is 25.11 percent. SCRF identified 16 causes of road crashes in the report. Unfit vehicles, unskilled and physically unfit drivers, reckless driving, overtaking, drivers and helpers’ mental exhaustion, non-fixed weekly holiday and working hours. dilapidated roads at different places significant number of risky turning points on national highways and inter-district roads, movement of slow speed three wheelers on highways, lack of capacity of BRTA and the irregularities and corruption of officials and employees concerned and poor traffic management are among those reasons. Read more: Two ninth-graders killed on Sylhet-Tamabil highway as motorcycles collide
Elderly man killed in city bus accident
A 70-year-old man was killed when a bus of Welcome Paribahan hit him while he was crossing the road. The deceased was crossing the Gulistan GPO Maingate intersection at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when the bus hit him. Police officers on patrol rushed him to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). Also Read: Two dead, 2 injured as bus hits autorickshaw in Cumilla The doctors pronounced him dead at around 7:15 p.m. Inspector Bachchu Miah, in-charge of the DMCH police outpost, said on Friday the body was kept in the morgue for an autopsy.
4 killed as truck plunges into ditch in Bandarban
Four people were killed and 12 others injured when a truck fell into a ditch after being hit by another truck near Kamla Bazar in Ruma upazila of Bandarban district on Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The truck carrying a group of women plunged into the ditch after being hit by another truck around 1: 30 pm while heading towards Romacri union, leaving four dead on the spot, said sub-inspector Md Morshed of Ruma Police Station. Also Read: Bus falls into ditch in Madaripur: Death toll now 19 The injured were taken to a local hospital. The women met the tragic accident while they were going to Romacri union on a truck to collect money under Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme. On information, police and local people rushed to the spot and they were trying to rescue the victims. However, the rescue operation is being disrupted due to rains in the area.
Bus falls into ditch in Madaripur: Death toll now 19
The death toll from a tragic road accident in Madaripur’s Shibchar upazila rose to 19 this noon (March 19, 2023), with three more succumbing to their injuries. Two of the injured died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from Madaripur, said Md Bachhu Miah, in-charge of the DMCH police outpost. He said five more injured were admitted at the hospital and are undergoing treatment. Another injured died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Madaripur. Read more: 4 killed, 15 injured in Tangail road crash Earlier in the morning, a Dhaka-bound bus of Emad Paribahan from Khulna fell into a roadside ditch in Madaripur’s Shibchar upazila. Abu Nayeem Md Mofazzal Huq, officer-in-charge of Shibchar Highway Police Station, said the incident occurred around 8 am when the bus fell into a roadside ditch after its driver lost control over the wheel on the approach road of Padma Bridge, in Simana area under Kathalbari union of Shibchar upazila, leaving 14 people including the bus driver dead on the spot. Two people breathed their last on the way to the hospital, he said. The OC informed that 20 injured people have so far been rescued from the wreckage. Members of fire service and civil defence and police, accompanied by locals, have been conducting the rescue operation, he said. The identities of the dead could not be known immediately, the OC said. Speeding might have caused the accident that led to the casualties, he added. Read More: All 64 districts to celebrate Padma Bridge's inauguration
Pirojpur road accident takes 5 lives
Five people were killed when a bus collided head-on with a locally-made motorised vehicle at Shankarpasha of Pirojpur's Sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Shahin Mallik, 18, son of Al-Amin Mallik, Yeasin Mina, 22, son of Abul Hossain Mina, both were residents of Bagerhat’s Morrelganj upazila, Md. Badsha, 17, Shahin Molla, 20, Shabbir Hossain, 21, all three were residents of Bagerhat’s Kachua upazila. Locals said, a group of 18 people were going to Bhandaria area of Pirojpur district to provide catering service (food serving) at a wedding program by a locally-made motorised vehicle from Kachua upazila of Bagerhat district. When the motor-vehicle came near the Shankarpasha area, a wheel of the vehicle blasted and collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction, leaving two dead on the spot. Immediately, the injured were rushed to the nearby hospital where doctor declared another dead. Besides, some critically injured people were referred to Khulna Medical College Hospital where two more succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment. Alson read: Juba League leader shot while campaigning in Pirojpur AZM Masuduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pirojpur Sadar Police Station, said that police recovered three bodies in the incident so far and seized the bus and motorised vehicle. Legal actions are under processing in this regard, said the OC.
Hit-and-run kills traffic sergeant in Ctg
A traffic sergeant died after a private car hit him in Chattogram's Halishahar area on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Mojahid, 32, a sergeant of the Port Zone Traffic Department. Sub-inspector (SI) Nurul Alam Ashik, in-charge of CMCH police outpost, said the incident happened around 11 pm at Toll Road area of Chattogram's Halishahar. Read: College student among 2 killed in separate accidents in Sylhet's Osmaninagar A speeding car hit Mojahid while he was performing his duty — leaving him seriously injured. He was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead upon arrival. The driver managed to flee with the car, SI Ashik sdded.