Fire service truck driver dies of stroke behind the wheel; collision with multiple vehicles leaves rickshaw-puller dead
Driver of a fire service truck had a stroke while behind the wheel and died, causing a collision with a rickshaw and two other vehicles, leaving the rickshaw-puller dead and eight people injured at Chashara crossing of Narayanganj earlier today (July 24, 2023). The fire service truck driver was identified as Jahangir Hossain, while identities of the deceased rickshaw-puller and the injured could not be known immediately. Read: 9th grader killed in road accident in capital Fakhruddin, deputy director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence, confirmed the death of Jahangir, saying that a civilian was also killed when the fire service truck hit a rickshaw and two other vehicles after the driver died behind the wheel. Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Fire Service Headquarters in Dhaka, said a rickshaw, a bus, and a private car were hit by the fire service vehicle when driver Jahangir suffered a stroke on the way to a fire incident in Fatullah. Read: 39 killed as fire rips through launch off Jhalokati coast Md Bachhu Miah, inspector of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, said two of the injured were admitted to the hospital, where they are undergoing treatment, and the rest are at several hospitals in Narayanganj. Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Model Police Station, said a fire broke out at a factory in Fatuallah’s BSCIC area in the morning. The fire service truck was going there. The accident happened around 10:30 am when the fire service vehicle hit the bus, private car, and rickshaw. Read more: 1 killed in road accident in Khulna
Three men were killed and one was injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Ghosher Haat area on Chandpur-Cumilla highway under Chandpur Sadar upazila earlier today. The deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, 25, a resident of Matlab Dakshin upazila; Nesar Ahmed Hawladar, 25, a fish trader and resident of Wapda Gate area of Chandpur city; and Mahabub Pradhaniya, 50, resident of Bishnupur village of Sadar upazila. Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Chandpur Sadar Police Station, said that the accident occurred when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw overtook a truck and collided head-on with a bus – leaving three passengers dead on the spot. Police seized the auto-rickshaw and the truck, said the OC, adding that the bodies will be handed over to their families after completing legal formalities.
Five people were killed and one was injured in a collision between a truck and a CNG run auto-rickshaw at Malipara in Khetlal Upazila of Joypurhat district on Monday morning. The deceases were identified as Nafis Hossain, Nafis Hossain, 18, a HSC 1st year student of Govt. Sayeed Altafunnesa College and a resident of Sakharunj Chowdhuripara area, Amzad Hossain, 42, the auto-rickshaw driver and resident of Itakhola Bazar of Khetlal upazila, Shahnaz Parvin, 45, a resident of Khaddogudam area of same upazila, Shahinur Akter, 38, field staff of Khetlal Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) office and Sirajul Islam, a resident of Dhamoirhat upazila of Naogaon district. Razibul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Khetlal Police Station, said the auto-rickshaw carrying five passengers collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction, leaving two died on the spot. The rest were rushed to a local hospital where three others succumbed to their their injuries, said the OC.
The bodies of two students, who went missing after a collision between two speedboats in Kaptai lake on Friday, have been recovered. The deceased were Liton Chakma, 20, and Elina Chakma, 20, residents of Baghaichhari and Borokol upazilas respectively and students of Higher Secondary Certificate level of Open University. The body of Liton was recovered by fishermen early Sunday while and the body of Elina by fire service workers on Sunday morning. Read more: 7 injured, 2 missing after collision between two water vehicles in Kaptai Lake Ariful Islam, officer-in-charge of Langadu police station, said they in association with the fire service men carried out search operation till Saturday evening since Friday afternoon but failed. On Friday afternoon, seven people were injured and two others went missing in a head-on collision between a passenger carrying speedboat and a goods-laden boat in Kaptai Lake. Read more: Death toll from Karatoa boat capsize rises to 68 The passenger carrying boat was heading towards Langadu upazila from Rangamati Sadar. Seven out of total nine passengers of the boat managed to swim ashore while the reset went missing.
At least nine people, including five students, have been killed and more than 38 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The tragedy occurred in the state's Palakkad district when one of the two buses attempted to overtake a private car, according to a top government Minister. "Nine people, including five students and a teacher, were killed in the accident,” Road Transport Minister Antony Raju told the local media on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the families of those killed in the accident. "PM @narendramodi has expressed grief on the loss of lives due to an accident in Kerala’s Palakkad district. He extends condolences to the bereaved families and prays for a quick recovery of the injured," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted. A probe has been ordered into the accident, the Road Transport Minister said. Road accidents are common in India, with one taking place every four minutes. These accidents are often blamed on poor roads, rash driving and scant regard for traffic laws. The Indian government's implementation of stricter traffic laws in recent years has failed to rein in accidents, which claim over 100,000 lives every year.
Nine people were dead and around 50 injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Rangpur-Dinajpur highway in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur early today (September 5, 2022), said police. The identities of the deceased couldn’t be ascertained immediately. Read: 5 killed in Rangpur road crash The accident occurred around 12:30 am when the Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Islam Paribahan’ collided with a bus of ‘Joyana Paribahan’ coming from the opposite direction during heavy rain on the highway, near Kharubhaj Bridge in Ikorchali Hajipara area, said Mahbub Morshed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Taraganj highway police. The accident left five dead on spot and more than 50 injured, he added. Read: 3 killed in Sylhet road crash Fire Service men rescued the injured and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where four more people succumbed to their injuries, said the hospital’s emergency department physician Md Farhaduzzaman. Besides, the condition of two injured is also critical, he added.
At least three people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a CNG autorickshaw at Bagra Bazar area of Sadar upazila on Friday night, police said. Only one of the deceased - Ripon, 40, a resident of Brahman Sakua village Bagadi union of Chandpur sadar - could be identified as of filing this report. The accident occurred around 9:30pm when the cylinder carrying truck hit the auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction near Bagra Bazar area on Chandpur-Raypur highway, said Md Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur Model police station. The impact of the crash was such that the three people travelling in the auto died on the spot, added the OC. The bodies were kept in the Chandpur Sadar Hospital, said the OC. "Police seized the truck and arrested its driver," added OC Abdur Rashid. Read: Two killed in Cumilla road crash Road accidents are common in Bangladesh. At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report by the Road Safety Foundation. The road accidents occurred on highways, and national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.
Three people were killed and 20 others were injured in a road crash involving a bus, a pick-up van and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Alinagar in Bijoynazar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Tuesday, said police. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The accident occurred around 6 pm, leaving three people dead on the spot and 20 others injured, said Sukhendo Ghosh, officer-in-charge of Highway Police Station. Read: 2 motorcyclists killed, 1 injured in Brahmanbaria road crash On information, police rushed to the spot and conducted the rescue operation. Vehicular movement on the highway came to a halt for some time following the accident.
Three Biman Bangladesh Airlines officials have been temporarily removed from their duties over the incident of a collision between two planes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), the airlines’ media wing said on Friday. The collision happened on the night of July 3. The suspended officials are—Principal Engineer Md Harunur Rashid Chowdhury, Engineering Officer Shah Newaz and Junior Technical Officer Nurul Alam. Tahera Khondker, Biman’s General Manager (Public Relations), said that the three officials were suspended on July 5. Read: Biman offers chartered domestic flight service
Two people were killed and three others were injured after a bus and a pickup van crashed into each other at the Shallabari area of Kapasia in Gazipur on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Zinnah, driver of the pickup van and its passenger Delwar. However, the identities of the injured are yet to be known. The accident occurred around 7am when a Dhaka-bound bus and a Kishoreganj-bound pickup van collided head-on at the Shallabari area of Dhaka Kapasia Road in Gazipur, said AFM Nasim, officer-in-charge of Kapasia police station. Also read: Man killed in Kurigram road accident The driver and passenger of the pickup were killed on the spot and 3 others were injured. On information, police recovered the bodies and sent them to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, added the OC. Also read: Road accidents claim 7 lives in 3 districts The vehicles were seized, said the OC, adding that legal action will be taken in this regard.