Three workers died in separate road accidents in the west Kaunia and Jatrabari areas of Barishal city. The deceased were identified as Yunus (59) and Habib (38) and Mizan Howladar (48). In one of the incidents, two workers died after being crushed under the wheels of a sand-laden truck in west Kaunia. The incident happened on the road adjacent to Hazera Khatun School in West Kaunia around 1:00 am on Friday. Father, son die inhaling toxic gas in septic tank in Barishal According to police and locals, Yunus, Habib, and some other workers were working to move the truck that got stuck in the sand. As the truck reversed suddenly, they (Yunus and Habib) were crushed under its wheels and died on the spot. "We rushed to the spot and found the two workers dead under the wheels of the truck," said Rabiul Alamin,senior station officer of Barisal Sadar Fire Service and Civil Defence. Delay ban on catching hilsa by a month: Barishal fishing community "No one could say whether the truck was reversed by its driver or whether it went backwards on its own," he added. "The bodies were sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for autopsy," said Shahidul Islam, sub-inspector of Kaunia Police Station. First consignment of 19 tonnes of Hilsa leaves Barishal for India ahead of Durga Puja Meanwhile, Md Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kaunia Police Station, said a complaint has yet to be filed over the matter. In the other incident, a mahindra driver died on his way to Barishal city. The vehicle lost control and hit a tree in Jatrabari’s Uttar Korapur area on Friday morning.
Six people were killed and 10 others injured in separate road crashes on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Raipura and Shibpur upazilas of Narsingdi district on Friday night and early Saturday. In Shibpur upazila, three people were killed and seven others injured when a truck rammed a microbus on the highway at Srifulia in Shibpur upazila around 2 am. The deceased were identified as Efazul Haque, 50, son of Abul Kashem, Mostakim, 18, son of Efazul and Sagar Chandra, 32, son of Subhas Chandra of Chandpur district. Read: HC commutes death sentence of 4 in Narshingdi garment worker rape case Abul Kaheyr, sub-inspector of Itakhola Highway Police said the accident occurred around 2 am when the speedy truck hit the Narayanganj-bound microbus from Sylhet, leaving three people dead and three others injured. Read: 4 killed in Narshingdi road crash The injured were taken to Narsingdi 100- bed Hospital. The victims went to a shrine in Sylhet and met the tragedy accident while returning home by the microbus. In Raipura upazila, three people were dead and three injured when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Shimultoli in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Dolna Begum, wife of Kashem; Arian, Dolna’s grandson, of Borochar village in Raipura upazila; and Rana Mia of Belabo upazila. Read more: 2 farmers die from snakebites in Dinajpur Quoting witnesses, Tapar Uddin, sub-inspector of Raipura Police Station, said the accident occurred at 9:45 pm when the truck crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying five people, leaving three dead on the spot and three others injured. The injured were taken to a local hospital.
Two people including a woman were killed as a speeding bus crashed into a motorbike on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in front of Magura Sadar Hospital on Monday afternoon. The deceased were Anwar Hossain, 50, of Atharkhada village of Magura Sadar upazila, and Rokeya Begum, 60, of Urura village in Mohammadpur upazila of the same district. Locals block Hili rail track demanding restoration of stopover of all trains Mizanur Rahman, sub inspector of Magura Highway police station, said the accident occurred around 2pm when the Khulna-bound bus of ‘Goldenline Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit the bike while crossing the highway in front of the hospital, leaving Anwar dead on the spot. Madrasa girl crushed under wheels of truck in Dinajpur Moreover, pedestrian Rokeya was killed when she got trapped between the bus and a stationary ambulance at that time, he said. The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the SI said, adding that they seized the bus and lodged a case in this connection. Fire breaks out at garment factory in Ctg
An auto-rickshaw driver died and a passenger was injured after being hit by a truck in Chapainawabganj on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam (27) of Narendrapur area of the district, confirmed Sajjad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Chapainawabganj Sadar Police Station. Read : Two die in separate road accidents in Savar The incident happened around 8:00 pm on Thursday when the truck hit the autorickshaw from behind, killing Rabiul on the spot at Shibtola area beside Sonamasjid highway of the city, said the OC. Read : Two bikers killed in separate road accidents in Dhaka The injured passenger, Selim (19) of Narendrapur area, was rescued by locals and admitted to the 250-bed district hospital, said the police official. After being informed, police went to the spot, seized the truck, and arrested its driver, Gaffar Ali (55), OC Sajjad added. Read : Traffic police killed in Gaibandha road accident; 3 arrested
Three people were dead and 12 were injured when a speeding bus crashed into a broken-down truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Ramerkhola early Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified as Hasina Begum, 42, while identities of two other deceased could not be known immediately. Two bikers killed in separate road accidents in Dhaka Kanchan Kumar, officer-in-charge of Hashra Highway Police, said the accident occurred around 4 am when the Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Labiba Paribahan’ from Kuakata hit a broken-down goods carrying truck from behind on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway and overturned after hitting the railing — leaving three people dead on the spot and 12 injured. 3 probe bodies formed, gateman suspended over death of 3 GRP police in Ctg accident The injured were taken to different hospitals in Dhaka. Police seized the bus and the truck but drivers of both vehicles managed to flee the scene. Traffic police killed in Gaibandha road accident; 3 arrested
A man and his daughter died and his wife and son were injured after their motorcycle collided with a truck on the Bagerhat-Khulna highway in the Piljong area of Fakirhat upazila on Thursday night. Read : Natore road accident leaves one dead The deceased were Sohel Faraji (37) of Khontakata village of Sarankhola upazila and his daughter Nourin Akhter (5). Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Highway Police Station, confirmed the matter on Friday. Read : 3 probe bodies formed, gateman suspended over death of 3 GRP police in Ctg accident The injured are Mimi Akhter (32) and her son, Nausheen Faraji (10). The incident happened when Sohel and his family were going to Khulna from Sarankhola on the motorcycle around 9 pm on Thursday. All four were rescued and taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital, where on-duty doctors declared Sohel and Nourin dead, said the police official. Read : Traffic police killed in Gaibandha road accident; 3 arrested Mimi and Nausheen are under treatment, though their conditions are critical, he added. Police seized the truck and arrested its driver, Shahjahan Sardar. The bodies were handed over to family members on Friday. Preparations are underway to file a case in this regard, he also said.
An unidentified man was killed as an unknown vehicle knocked him down in Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj in the early hours of Tuesday. Read: Housewife dies falling off picnic boat into Ichamati River in Sirajganj Md Nur Mia, sub-inspector (SI) of Narayanganj Shimrail highway police outpost, said the accident occurred around 1:15am after the vehicle hit the man, aged about 45, near PTK filling station, leaving him critically injured. Read: 21-year-old tourist drowns in Sylhet's Sadapathor Later, the injured was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 3:50am, he added. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy, said the officer.
A CNG-run autorickshaw driver was killed as a speeding bus ran over his vehicle on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram on Saturday morning. The deceased was Mohammad Shahab Uddin, 35, son of Abdul Malek of Bashbaria union under the upazila. Read: Woman’s hanging body found in Khulna Baro Awlia Highway Police Station’s Sub Inspector Deepak Kumar Singh said the accident happened in the morning as the Chattogram-bound bound bus collided with the three-wheeler when it was about to take the highway after refueling from a fuel station in the Bashbaria area, leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead upon arrival, he said, adding that the body was handed over to the family without autopsy upon their request. Read: 2 women killed in Naogaon wall collapse The bus driver and his helper managed to flee with the vehicle before their arrival on the spot, the police officer added.
A traffic police constable was killed when a sand-laden truck hit his motorbike at Golchattar in Gaibandha district town on Thursday morning. Also read : Bus-truck collision leaves 3 dead in Gaibandha The deceased was identified as Md Biplab of Sirajganj district. Also read : Probe body formed to investigate misconduct of Gaibandha Govt Girls School’s headmaster The accident occurred around 7:30 am when the truck from Palashbari hit the motorbike carrying Biplab while performing his duty near police café point, leaving him dead on the spot, said Masud Rana, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station. Also read : Two killed in Chattogram truck accident Police are trying to arrest the truck driver, said OC.
"It was a miracle," says teenager rescued with 7 others from a broken cable car over a Pakistan gorge
The rescue of six school children and two adults who were plucked from a broken cable car that was dangling precariously hundreds of meters (yards) above a steep gorge was a miracle, a survivor said Wednesday. The teenager said he and the others felt repeatedly that death was imminent during the 16-hour ordeal. The eight passengers were pulled from the cable car in several rescue attempts Tuesday. One of the youngest children was grabbed by a commando attached to a helicopter by rope. A video of the rescue shows the rope swaying wildly as the child, secured by a harness, is pulled into the helicopter. Read: 15 prominent citizens urge for skilled masters-drivers to prevent waterway accidents Because helicopters could not fly after sunset, rescuers constructed a makeshift chairlift from a wooden bed frame and ropes and approached the cable car using the one cable that was still intact, local police chief Nazir Ahmed said. In the final stage of the risky operation, just before midnight Tuesday, rescuers and volunteers pulled a rope to lower the chairlift to the ground. Joyful shouts of “God is great” erupted as the chairlift came into view, carrying two boys in traditional white robes. “I had heard stories about miracles, but I saw a miraculous rescue happening with my own eyes,” said 15-year-old Osama Sharif, one of the six boys who were in the cable car. Locally made cable cars are a widely used form of transportation in the mountainous Battagram district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Gliding across steep valleys, they cut down travel time but often are poorly maintained and accident prone. Every year people die or are injured while traveling in them. Read: Rescuers save 8 people trapped in cable car dangling above canyon in Pakistan On Tuesday morning, the six boys got into the cable car to travel to their school across the ravine from their village. Osama said he was headed to school to receive the result of his final exam. “We suddenly felt a jolt, and it all happened so suddenly that we thought all of us are going to die,” Osama said in a telephone interview. He said some of the children and the two adults had cellphones and started making calls. Worried parents tried to reassure the children.“They were telling us don’t worry, help is coming,” he said. After several hours, the passengers saw helicopters flying in the air, and at one point a commando using a rope came very close to the cable car. Read: Pakistan mounts efforts to rescue 6 children and 2 men trapped in a chairlift But the choppers also added an element of danger. The air currents churned up by the whirling blades risked weakening the only cable preventing the cable car from crashing to the bottom of the river canyon. “We cried, and tears were in our eyes, as we feared the cable car will go down,” Osama said. Eventually a helicopter plucked one of the youngest children from the cable car, he said. Then, the makeshift chairlift arrived, first to give them food and water, followed by the rescue. Ahmed, the local police chief, said the children received oxygen as a precaution before being handed over to their parents, many of whom burst into tears of joy. An estimated 30,000 people live in Battagram, and nearly 8,000 gathered to watch the rescue operation, with many volunteering to help. On Wednesday, authorities were preparing to repair the broken cable car. Read: Pakistan arrests 129 Muslims after mob attacks on churches and homes of minority Christians Ata Ullah, another rescued student, said cable cars are the only way residents can reach offices and schools. “I feel fear in my mind about using the cable car, but I have no other option. I will go to my school again when the cable car is repaired,” he said. In 2017, 10 people were killed when a cable car fell hundreds of meters (yards) into a ravine in the popular mountain resort of Murree after its cable broke.