Six including cop killed in separate road crashes

The Report Desk

Published: July 11, 2022, 12:05 AM

Six including cop killed in separate road crashes

At east six people including a police constable were killed in separate road mishaps in different districts since Saturday night.

In Naogaon, a 40-year-old police constable was killed and his wife was injured after a collision between two motorcycles in Raninagar upazila on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Shahin Alam, son of Osman Mollah of Uttar Rajapur village in the upazila. 

Confirming the matter, Raninagar Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Kalam Azad said, the accident occurred around 6 pm when Shahin and his wife were going to his sister's house in Bandaikhara on a motorcycle. 

When they reached Kujail Bazar area, a speeding motorcycle from the opposite direction hit their bike, leaving the duo critically injured.

In Chuadanga, two persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Sadar and Damurhuda upazila on Sunday which marked the Eid day.

In Sadar, an elderly man was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Zafarpur BGB camp on Sunday morning.

The deceased were identified as Faraz Ali, 70, son of late Khoka Ali of Jafarpur village of the upazila.

The accident occurred around 11am when an identified vehicle hit Faraz Ali, leaving him injured, said Sanjay Chakraborty, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Chuadanga Sadar Police Station.

Locals rushed him to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Legal action will be taken in this regard, added the SI.

In another incident, a motorcyclist was killed and his pillion rider suffered injuries after their motorcycle hit a roadside tree at Sarabaria New village in Damurhuda upazila.

The deceased Enamul Haque, 32, was from Sarabaria village of Damurhuda upazila.

AHM Lutful Kabir, officer-in-Charge (OC) of Darshana Police Station said, the driver of the motorcycle hit a roadside tree after losing control of his bike around 1pm, leaving its driver critically injured.

Later, the injured was rushed to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where on duty doctors declared him dead on arrival, the OC added.

The bodies have been kept in the hospital.

They were rushed to Raninagar Upazila Health Complex, where the on-duty doctor declared Shahindead on arrival, added the OC.

His wife Shipon Begum was shifted to NaogaonbSadar Hospital at night as her condition deteriorated.

Legal action will be taken in this regard, added the officer.

In Dhaka's Keraniganj upazila, two people killed and three others were injured in a road accident on the Rajendrapur flyover of Keraniganj.

All the deceased were residents of Shariatpur, police said, but were not immediately identified.

The accident occurred on the Rajendrapur flyover of Dhaka-Bhanga Bangabandhu Expressway at around 10.30 pm on Saturday night.

Afzal Hossain, in-charge of Hasara Highway Police Outpost, said that a Dhaka-bound pickup van, carrying sacrificial cows, lost control and rammed into the highway divider leaving two of its passengers dead on the spot.

Seriously injured three were rushed to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in Dhaka.

The bodies of the deceased were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.

In Khulna, a 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road crash in Hogladanga main road under Harintana of Khulna Sadar.

The accident occurred on Saturday night, police said.

The deceased was identified as Md Raju, resident of Alimpur village in Rupsha upazila, Emdadul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Harintana Police Station said.

According to locals Raju was coming to Khulna from Koiya Bazar. He lost control of his motorcycle and hit an autorickshaw. Falling on the road he sustained serious head injury at the spot.

Locals rushed him to Khulna Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead at around 10:30 pm.


OC Emdadul said Raju was not using a helmet and he died of a severe head injury.

Road accidents are common in Bangladesh. At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report by the Road Safety Foundation.

The road accidents took place on highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.

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