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.
Bulgaria detains 7 over deaths of 18 migrants found in truck
Authorities in Bulgaria have detained seven people in connection with an abandoned truck in which 18 people believed to be migrants were found dead, police said Saturday. The bodies were discovered Friday in a secret compartment below a load of lumber in the truck, which was left on a highway not far from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia. Borislav Sarafov, director of Bulgaria's National Investigation Service, confirmed that all the victims had died of suffocation. He called the case the country's deadliest involving smuggled migrants. Police also found 34 survivors in the truck, most of them in very poor physical condition, Bulgarian Health Minister Assen Medzhidiev said. All the passengers originally were from Afghanistan and had entered Bulgaria from Turkey while hoping to reach Western Europe, authorities said. Sarafov said the people who died had perished 10 to 12 hours before the truck was found and that the smugglers had fled the scene after they noticed the deaths. The seven suspects were detained at different locations across Bulgaria. Investigators were working to determine if the truck's driver was among them. Also Read: Bodies of 18 migrants found in abandoned truck in Bulgaria The investigation indicates the suspects belonged to a organized crime ring involved in smuggling migrants from the border with Turkey to the Bulgaria-Serbia border, Sarafov said. Passengers paid 5,000-7,000 euros each, he said. Bulgaria, a Balkan country of 7 million and the poorest member of the European Union, is located on a major route for migrants from the Middle East and Afghanistan seeking to enter Europe from Turkey. Very few plan to stay, with most using Bulgaria as a transit corridor on their way westward. Bulgaria has erected a barbed-wire fence along its 259-kilometer (161-mile) border with Turkey, but with the help of local traffickers many migrants still manage to enter.
Truck-auto-rickshaw collision leaves five dead in Joypurhat-
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.
Khulna man killed after truck hits bike
A 33-year-old man was killed and another critically injured on the Bypass Road in Khulna city Friday morning after police said a truck mowed them down with their motorcycle. The deceased was identified as Mithun Chowdhury from Lakhohati village of Dighalia upazila, Md Wahiduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Aranghata Police Station, said. "The injured, Md Mamun (29), is also from the same area." The accident occurred while Mithun and Mamum were trying to enter the main road. The truck rammed into their motorcycle, leaving them severely injured. Locals rushed Mithun and Mamum to Khulna Medical College Hospital where Mithun succumbed to his injuries around 10:30am. Mamun was sent to Dhaka in a critical condition.
2 killed in Thakurgaon as truck crashes into motorcycle
Two people were killed in Sadar upazila after a truck rammed into a motorcycle Wednesday, police said. The deceased were identified as 40-year-old Rashedul Islam and 30-year-old Md Arshad from the Shahapara area of Thakurgaon municipality. "The accident occurred around 4pm as a Dhaka-bound truck from Panchagarh mowed Rashedul and Arshad down with their motorcycle in front of a filling station. The duo died from the impact of the crash," Md Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar Police Station, said. Read more: Transwoman found dead in Thakurgaon "We seized the truck, but its driver managed to flee," he added.
1250MT sugar on 42 trucks from India stuck at Benapole for a month
Forty-two trucks loaded with 1,250 tonnes of sugar from India remain stuck at Benapole port for the past 28 days, as the local customs authorities allegedly imposed a higher tariff than stipulated by the government of Bangladesh. According to the port officials, a total of 84 trucks carrying 2,500 tonnes of sugar imported in six consignments by Setu Enterprises arrived at Benapole port on December 25 last year. Of six consignments, three were released after paying a tariff of $430 for each tonne of sugar as per the rate set by the National Board of Revenue (NBR), said Abdul Latif, the clearing and forwarding (C&F) agent of Setu Enterprises. Read More: Gold worth Tk 1.5 cr seized at Benapole However, customs authorities then imposed a higher tariff of $570 per tonne for the remaining 1,250 tonnes of sugar following a complaint by the Bangladesh Sugar Refinery Association. In its complaint, the association stated that sugar is being released from the port by showing lower values than their actual worth. "The importer is paying demurrage of Tk2000 per truck for every day. There are port charges too. If it is not resolved soon, the importer will suffer a huge loss," he added. Read More: 26 rescued Bangladeshi fishermen return from India Indian truck driver Ashish Sarkar said he has been living in his truck for 28 days. "I don't know how many more days I will have to pass here fighting a severe cold," he added. In this regard, Joint Commissioner of Benapole Custom House Md Shafayet Hossain said that three consignments of sugar were released from the port following procedures. Since we have received a complaint, the higher authorities will look into the matter, he added. Read more: Trade halted at Benapole land port
Truck mows down three motorcycle riders in Gazipur
Three motorcycle riders of the same family were killed after being run over by a truck in Sreepur upazila Wednesday, police said. The dead were identified as Babul Miah, 32, his seven-year-old daughter Nusrat and 52-year-old mother-in-law Bachhiron from the upazila. The accident occurred in the evening in the Chukkabari area as a speeding truck ran over the bikers after they fell off their vehicle, Khorshed Alam, sub-inspector (SI) at Mawna Police Outpost, said. "Bachhiron died from the impact of the crash. Nusrat succumbed to her injuries on her way to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex. And Babul was declared dead after being taken to the hospital," he added. The bodies were sent to Gazipur General Hospital morgue for autopsies, the SI said. "The truck was seized but its driver managed to flee." Read more: 2 killed in Sirajganj road crash
2 killed in Dhaka's Jatrabari as auto-rickshaw crashes into truck
Two people were killed and as many injured as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw crashed into a truck in the capital's Jatrabari area early Friday, police said. The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Momin Mia, 37, of Narayanganj and passenger Palash, 50, a fish trader of Munshiganj. The injured are fish traders Shah Ali, 36, and Sumon, 40. Read more: 11 people killed in road crashes in 5 dists Salman Rahman, sub-inspector (SI) of Jatrabari Police Station, said the accident occurred around 4am. "The auto-rickshaw crashed into the truck on its way to Jatrabari wholesale fish market as the truck driver suddenly stopped his vehicle in the middle of the road in front of Dania College, leaving four occupants of the auto-rickshaw critically injured." Read more: Road crash leaves elderly man dead in Narail The injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where Momin and Palash were declared dead, he added. However, police failed to seize the truck, the SI said.
Child dies as truck ploughs into house in Kurigram
A 10-year-old boy has been killed as a truck ploughed through a roadside house in Sadar upazila of Kurigram. The deceased was identified as Musa Mia, of the upazila. Read more: Youth dies after being hit by truck in Dhaka’s Rayerbazar The Kutigram-bound timber-laden truck ploughed into the roadside house in front of Jatrapur Union Parishad around 10 pm on Sunday while the child and his mother were asleep, said Khan Mohammad Shahriar, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar police station. The injured mother and son were rushed to Kurigram General Hospital where doctors declared the child dead on arrival, he said. Read more: Teen girl dies after truck overturns in Ctg “Legal steps will be taken in this regard,” said the OC.
Youth dies after being hit by truck in Dhaka’s Rayerbazar
A 22-year-old man was killed as a truck hit a rickshaw van in the capital’s Rayerbazar area on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Rabbi, an employee of a chicken wholesale shop at Rayerbazar. Read more: 3 family members among 5 dead in accident involving truck, pick-up and microbus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway The accident occurred near Martyr Intellectual graveyard around 6 am when the truck hit the van carrying Rabbi on his way back to his shop after delivering chickens at Nabisco area of Tejgaon, said his co-worker Ohid Mia, who was peddling the van. Rabbi fell from the van and was crushed under the wheels of the truck, he added. Read more: Teen girl dies after truck overturns in Ctg He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue, he added.