Eight killed in road mishaps


Staff Reporter
At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in three districts on Wednesday.
In Bogura, four people were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Bogura highway at Ghoga Bottala in Sherpur upazila on Wednesday.
The identities of the victims could not be known immediately.
The salt-laden truck collided with the bus, leaving four killed on the spot and 10 others injured, said Yeamin Ud Doula, in-charge of Kundarhat police camp.
The injured were taken to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
While, another four people were killed and many others injured in road crashes in Rajshahi and Kushtia districts on Wednesday.
In Rajshahi, a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway at Bijoynagar in Godagari upazila left two people dead and 15 others injured.
The deceased were identified as Matiur Rahman, 35, son of Abdul Aziz of Tanore upazila, and Tutul, 36, son of Abul Quasem of Belpukur area in Sadar upazila.
Abdul Bari, in-charge of Premtali Police Camp, said the accident took place around 6am when the Chapainawabganj-bound bus turned turtle after the collision with the truck, leaving the duo dead on the and 15 other passengers injured.
In Kushtia, two people were killed and a number of people injured when a picnic bus hit a truck on Kushtia-Iswardi highway at Talbaria in Mirpur upazila.
The deceased were identified as Nabil Hossain, 38, driver of the truck and son of Obaidur Rahman, and Ibrahim Hossain, and his assistant of Magura district.
The accident took place around 7:30am when the Pabna-bound picnic bus from Kuakata hit the Narail-bound truck, leaving the truck driver and his assistant killed on the spot, said Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station.