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Student among 11 killed in accidents

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Student among 11 killed in accidents

News Desk At least eleven people including a student were killed in separate road accidents in Kushtia, Natore, Bagerhat, Shariatpur, Panchagarh and Chattogram districts on Sunday. In Natore, two people were killed and 30 others including 20 students were injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Natore-Pabna highway in Gunai Hati area of Boraigram upazila. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The accident took place around 9:45 am when the bus carrying a group of students of Bonpara Degree College and BonparaMahila Degree College collided with the cement-laden truck, leaving truck driver and an unidentified bus passenger dead on the spot, said Abdul Halim, officer-in-charge of Bonpara Police Station. In Chattogram, Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinee Esha Akhter, 12, and female garment worker Meherun Akhter, 26, were killed in separate road accidents in Patiaupazila and Bandar area of the port city in the morning. Sub-inspector AlauddinTalukder of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) outpost said that a bus hit Esha, daughter of Dedarul Islam of Bininihara area, while she was waiting for a vehicle in front Chilashah Market in Patiaupazila around 9 am for going to her exam centre, leaving her critically injured. Meanwhile, Meherun was killed as a bus hit her in Majhirpara area around 7:15 am while she was going to her workplace, said JahirulHaque, in-charge of CMCH Police Outpost. In Kushtia, four people, including a sub-inspector of Kushtia Model Police Station,were killed and 25 others injured in separate road accidents in Khoksa and Mirpur upazilas in the morning. A B M Mehedi Masud, officer-in-charge of Khoksa Police Station, said two bus passengers MahatabUddin, 50, and Abdul Kader, 65, were killed and 25 others injured as the bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Kushtia-Rajbari highway in Mirzapur area after its driver lost his control over the steering. Meanwhile, motorcyclist MasudHossain, 50, son of MosharrafHossain of PurbaMajampur area in the district, was killed as a bus hit his vehicle in Bottoil area of Mirpurupazila around 9 am. Besides, Masudur Rahman Masud, sub-inspector of Kushtia Model Police Station, was killed when a sand-laden truck hit his motorbike while heading towards Bhadralia for performing his duty on Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway in Sadar upazila on Sunday. In Shariatpur, a bus helper was crushed under wheels of the bus as he fell down from it on Shariatpur-Madaripur highway in front of Shariatpur fire service office on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Al min, 22, son of Joynal of Kalkini upazila in Madaripur district, said Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Palong Model Police Station. In Bagerhat, a motorcyclist was killed and another injured when a motorbike hit a human hauler on Khulna-Mawa highway in Fakirhat upazila on Sunday noon. The deceased was identified as Zahid Hossian, 40, son of Tota Mia, said Moloy Das, officer-in-charge of Katakhali highway police. In Panchagarh, Rabiul Islam Rubel, 24, was killed and two others were injured when a microbus rammed a motorbike on Panchagarh-Bangla Bandha in Tentulia upazila in the afternoon, said Zaharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Tentulia Police Station. (Inputs taken from UNB)

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