Dhaka, Bangladesh
7 killed in two bizarre accidents

7 killed in two bizarre accidents

Bus crashes into Bagerhat tree, car rams car in Dhaka

News Desk At least seven people were killed in two fatal accidents in Bagerhat and in Dhaka on Saturday. Six people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned in Bagerhat's Fakirhat Upazila. The accident occurred in the upazila's Kakdanga around 9:30 am on Saturday, said Bagerhat Police Superintendent Pankaj Chandra. According to witnesses, the bus was travelling at an excessive speed when it ran over and killed a pedestrian before swerving off the road. Fire service personnel who conducted a rescue operation at the scene said, the driver lost control of the vehicle after one of its tyres exploded. The bus driver, identified as Farhad, was one of the casualties in the incident. Of the four passengers killed in the accident, two were identified as Hekmat Biswas and Kuddus Sarkar. Some of the crash victims are in critical condition, said Md Tarif Uddin, physician at the Fakirhat Upazila Health Complex. "Around 15 to 20 people were brought to the hospital. One of them died on arrival. Of them, five to seven people are in critical condition." Meanwhile, a woman was killed and five of her family members were injured as a Uber car carrying them collided with a private car at Bata Signal intersection in the capital on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Fulbibi, 55, wife of Abul Kalam, hailing from Barishal. Kazi Shakil, sub-inspector of New Market Police Station, said the Uber car carrying six people overturned on the road around 7:30 am following a collision with the private car, leaving all the six passengers injured. The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared her dead. The family of Abul Kalam came to Dhaka from Barishal this morning for Abul Kalam's treatment. The accident occurred when they were going to Dhanmondi from Sadarghat. (Inputs taken from UNB, bdnews24.com)

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