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2 schoolgirls killed in Comilla road accidents

  • Published at 07:57 am March 26th, 2019
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Protesters block the Dhaka-Chittagong highway after two female school students were killed, in separate road accidents, in Comilla on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The incidents occurred on Tuesday morning

For an hour, protesters blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway after two female school students were killed, in separate road accidents, in Comilla. 

The incidents occurred in Comilla Sadar Dakshin and Chandina upazilas on Tuesday morning.

In Sadar Dakshin upazila, a tenth grader was killed, and five other passengers of a "Leguna" human hauler were injured, after the driver of the vehicle lost control over the steering and crashed it into a roadside ditch.

The incident occurred in Mostafapur area around 9:30am on Tuesday.

The deceased is Rina Saha, daughter of Labu Saha, of Barpara village in Sadar Dakshin upazila. She was a student of Bijoypur High School.

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at Comilla Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).       

Sadar Dakshin police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Meanwhile in Chandina upazila, another female school student was killed after being hit by a gas truck in Kutumbapur area around 9am on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Mahmuda Akhter, daughter of Monir Hossain of Nazirpur village, was a ninth-grade student of Kutumbapur High School. 

Following her death, agitating students of the school took to the street and blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for an hour. 

Chandina police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Foysal said: “The incident occurred when the student was returning from an Independence Day rally and the truck crushed her. She died on the spot.”

Students barricaded the highway and set tyres on fire. Later police rushed to the spot, removing the students from the road and clearing the way, the OC added. 

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