Road accidents kill 4, injure 7 in five districts
At least four people including two students were killed and seven others were injured in separate road accidents in Thakurgaon, Narail, Magura, Chattogram and Khulna districts on Saturday. In Thakurgaon, a 13-year old schoolgirl was killed and two others were hurt in a motorcycle accident at Goalkari on Baliadangi-Lahiri road in Baliadangi upazila. The deceased was identified as Munni Akter, a sixth grader of Baliadangi Government Girl’s High School and dauther of Sadekul Islam, said Khayrul Anam, Officer-in-Charge of Baliadangi police station. The accident occurred in the morning when the Baliadangi-bound motorcycle hit Munni from behind when she was passing the area, leaving her dead and the two riders injured. The injured were admitted to Thakurgaon Modern Sadar Hospital. Also read: Van driver killed in Kushtia road accident In, Narail , a sand-laden trolley truck ran over a 17-year old student on his way to madrasah on Khararia-Nawapara road in Kalia upazila, said Sheikh Tasmim Alam, OC of Kalia police station. The deceased was identified as Asif Mina, a student of class eight of Khararia Rahima Habib Dakhil Madrasah and son of Hiru Mina. OC Tasmim Alam said the vehicle has been seized and legal action will be taken in this regard. Meanwhile, in Magura an unidentified youth was killed being hit by a trolley truck in front of Jashpur schoolin Mohammadpur upazila, said Ikram Hossain, OC of Mohammadpur police station. A case was filed in this regard and the body was sent for an autopsy, he said. Also read: Road accidents claim 7 lives in 3 districts In Chattogram, a motorcyclist died being hit by a truck on Mariner’s Road in Fishery Ghat area in the city at noon. The deceased was identified as Tripti Dhar,34, son Chandra Sutradhar from Cumilla. Truck driver named Alamgir was arrested and the vehicle has been seized, said Zahidul Kabir, OC of Kotwali police station. Besides, five people were injured at East Jhiler Danga in Dumuria upazila of Khulna as two trucks collided head on at 11:30 am, said Md Shihab Molla, Sub-Inspector of Dumuria police station. All the injured were truck drivers and their assistants, he said. They were taken to Khulna Medical College and Hospital by locals. Of them driver Babu’s condition is critical, said the SI.
Lighting kills 4 in 3 districts
Four people died and another person sustained injuries after being struck by lightning in Magura, Joypurhat and Nagaon districts, police said on Friday. In Magura, 35-year-old Md Jannu Mollah, a farmer from Satyabanpur village in Sadar upazila, was killed on Thursday afternoon. A thunderbolt struck him while he was cutting paddy on a field near his house. Officer-in-charge Nasir Uddin of Magura Sadar Police Station said that an unnatural death case was registered over the incident. In Joypurhat’s Kalai upazila, 13-year-old Hridoy, son of Rabiul Islam of Shreepur village was killed by lightning. According to sources in Kalai Upazila Health Complex, to escape rain he was standing under a eucalyptus tree near his house when lightning suddenly struck him. READ: Two killed in Thakurgaon lighting strike In Naogaon's Porsha upazila, two farmers -- Sayem Ali, 40, and Nur Mohammad Nooh, 55 -- were killed by a bolt of lightning while they were harvesting paddy in the field on Friday morning. Meanwhile, 50-year-old Jahanara Begum of Nitpur Bangalpara village was severely injured after being struck by lightning when she was on her way to a field. She was later admitted to Porsha Upazila Health Complex, said locals. Porsha police station officer-in- charge Zahurul Haque said the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their families. Porsha upazila nirbahi officer Nazmul Hamid Reza said the families of those killed and injured in a natural calamity "are given financial assistance by the government". Each of the affected families has been given Tk 20,000 by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, he said.
Local admins can enforce lockdown, says Cabinet Secretary
District administrations have been given the authority to enforce lockdown in their areas if the Covid-19 situation deteriorates there, the cabinet secretary said on Monday. The government has already given such an instruction to local administrations, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam at a press briefing after a virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “Deputy commissioners, civil surgeons, chairmen and mayors have already been told that if they think the situation would be harmful (deteriorate) in any place, they can close down that area,” said Anwarul Islam. Read: Lockdown in Chapainawabganj extended for another week The ongoing lockdown in Chapainawabganj was enforced as per the suggestion from the field administration, he said. “We’ve told other district administrations that if they think it necessary, they can enforce a lockdown there. They also have authority to enforce lockdown only in bordering areas, not keeping the entire district under it (the restriction),” he said. Anwarul Islam made the remarks in reply to a question over the suggestion of the Directorate General of Health Services to bring seven bordering districts under the lockdown. Read:Variation between PCR and antigen test positivity rates hides true situation of Covid-19 in Chapainawabganj The prime minister joined the meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, while other Cabinet members from the Bangladesh Secretariat.
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