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Road crashes in two dists claim 4

WT24 Desk

Four people were killed in separate road accidents in Naogaon and Sirajganj districts on Friday morning, Agencies report.

In Naogaon, two mango traders were killed after a truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw from behind in Sapahar upazila.

The deceased are Abdul Salam, 27, son of a certain Majed Hossain, from Bakrail Bishnathpur village in Sapahar upazila and Hiron, 30, son of one Siddik Bepari from Borochar Samaiya village in Bhola sadar upazila.

Police said Salam and Hiron were going by an auto-rickshaw to a zero-point area of the upazila to buy mangoes from wholesalers.

A Chapainawabganj-bound rice-laden truck knocked the auto-rickshaw from behind as soon as they got into the vehicle in Godownpara area around 8:00am, leaving the two traders dead on the spot, the law enforcement said.

Police have seized the truck but its driver managed to flee the scene, said Sapahar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Alam Shah.

“We are processing to file a suit in this connection,” he added.

In Sirajganj, two people were killed and 23 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch by Dhaka-Bogra highway in Bhuiyanganti Bazar area of Raiganj upazila.

The deceased are Jahir Uddin, 35, son of a certain Nazim Uddin, and Abu Bakar Siddiq, 34, son of Abbas Ali, resident of Saidpur village in Thakurgaon district.

The Dhaka-bound ‘Mirpur Paribahan’ bus from Thakurgaon fell into a ditch around 10:30am after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving 25 people injured, said Hatikumrul highway police station officer-in-charge Abdul Quader Zilani.

The injured were rushed to Raiganj Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the two dead, he added.

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