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Road accidents kill four across Bangladesh

Road Accident
Representational photo Dhaka Tribune

The accidents took place in Narail, Comilla and Khulna

At least four people have been killed in separate road accidents in the Comilla, Khulna, and Narail districts—on Thursday.

In Narail, a motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a bus on the Narail-Khulna Highway around 11:30am.

The deceased –Akash Molla – son of Yunus Molla from Raghunathpur village under Purulia union of Kalia upazila, was a mobile phone trader—reports Dhaka Tribune's correspondent Saiful Islam Tuhin.

According to eyewitnesses, a motorbike and a Khulna-bound bus named Kalna Express collided on the main road near the Sheikh Russel Bridge. The two-wheeler had been travelling from Narail city.  

The bus lost control when its tires were punctured and it skidded off the road, into a ditch. Locals rescued Akash and took him to Narail Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctors declared him dead on arrival. 

In Comilla, the driver of a Chittagong-bound, poultry-laden, covered van was killed on the spot after a truck rammed his vehicle from behind. This occurred in Korpai area of Burichang upazila around 7:30am, reports UNB.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mainamati Highway police station Mahbubur Rahman confirmed the matter.

The victim has been identified as Abu Selim, a resident of Bharera village of the upazila.

Meanwhile, an unidentified man was killed in a road accident at Kalakachua in Burichang upazila in the early hours of Thursday.

In Khulna, a aged man died in hospital after he was injured in a road accident in Paikgaccha upazila.

Paikgaccha police station OC Aminul Islam said 70-year-old Makbul Hossain was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road, around 9pm, on Wednesday.

Later, he was taken to the hospital where  he succumbed to his injuries around 9:30am on Thursday,

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