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15 lives lost in road accidents

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Fifteen people were killed and 34 others injured in separate road accidents in Brahmanbaria, Tangail and Madaripur districts on Friday, UNB reports.

In Brahmanbaria, Eight people were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Shosoi in Bijoynagar upazila on Friday.

Seven of the deceased were identified as Abdul Hannan, 58, Darud Miah, 56, Hadiur Rahman, 60, Ali Hossain, 12, Mukib Chowdhury, 65, Matiur Rahman and Sohag, hailed from Moulvibazar district.

Police said the Sylhet-bound bus of ‘Ena Paribahan’ from Dhaka collided head-on with the microbus coming from the opposite direction, leaving eight passengers of the latter dead on the spot and four others injured.

The injured were rushed to a local hospital, said Humayun Kabir, in-charge of Hatihata highway police camp. In Tangail, four people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus carrying a group of garment workers overturned on Tangail-Mymensingh Road near Pouli bridge in Kalihati upazila early Friday.

The deceased were identified as Asma Begum, 40, wife of Firoz, Mominur Rahman, 40, son of Karim Uddin, Asadul Habib, 15, son of Abbas Ali, and Ripon, 30, son of Siddik Ali—all hailing from Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat district.

Jahangir Alam, Elenga highway traffic sergeant, said the accident took place around 4:15 am when the Gazipur–bound ‘Prabhati Banasree Paribahan’ bus skidded off the road as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving four of them dead on the spot and 20 others injured.

They met the accident while going to their workplace in Shafipur hiring a bus from Patgram of Lalmonirhat. The injured were rushed to Tangail Medical College Hospital.

In Madaripur, three people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus collided with a human hauler on Dhaka-Barisal highway in Boro Bridge area in Rajoir upazila on Friday.

The deceased were identified as human hauler driver Billah Hossain, 35, Belal Sheikh, 50, a resident of Sanerpar village in the upazila and Salauddin Kazi, 35, son of Moazzem Kazi of Sirkhara village in Sadar upazila.

Sub-inspector of Rajoir police staion Ramjan Hossain said the Dhaka-bound bus collided with the human hauler at noon, leaving Billal and Belal dead on the spot and 11 others injured.

Two critically injured passengers were rushed to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where Moazzem succumbed to his injuries.

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