Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Road crashes kill 63 in five days

At least 63 people, including two police sub-inspectors, were killed and 203 others injured in more than 32 road accidents across the country in the last five days.
Of the total accidents, 10 were involving motorcycles colliding with passenger buses or crashing into trucks or microbuses while overtaking.

Also, a good number of people were killed when passenger buses hit small vehicles like CNG-run auto-rickshaws, microbus and pick-up vans. Reckless driving caused most of the accidents.
On and the day before the Eid day, four people including a five-year-old boy were killed in road crashes in the city's Shyamoli, Adabar, Uttara and Kafrul areas.
A woman was killed and another 35 received injuries as a Gopalganj-bound bus fell into a ditch on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Dhamrai in Dhaka yesterday.
Our Kushtia correspondent reports, four people were killed and 30 others injured on Kushtia-Bheramara highway in Kushtia yesterday when a Daulatpur-bound bus turned turtle after its driver lost control over the steering wheel.
The accident occurred around 1:00pm.
In Rangpur, five people were killed and another 20 wounded in two separate accidents on the Eid day. One of the accidents occurred when a Panchagarh-bound bus fell into a roadside ditch near Pirganj bus stand while the other was a head-on collision between two motorcycles.
Two people were killed and four more injured in two accidents at Sitakunda in Chittagong yesterday, reports our Chittagong correspondent.
Meanwhile, a mother and her daughter died after the private car carrying them skidded off Dhaka-Sylhet highway near Osmani Nagar on September 10.
In Gopalganj, three people were killed and two more injured in three separate accidents during the three-day Eid vacation.
Two of the incidents were head-on collisions involving motorcycles. The other accident occurred when a passenger on a bus roof got tangled with an electric wire at Moksudpur on Dhaka-Khulna highway.
In another accident, three people were killed and 50 others injured near the district's police lines intersection on Dhaka-Khulna highway around 6:00pm yesterday. Police said the number of casualties may rise.
Our Faridpur correspondent reports a police sub-inspector was killed when a passenger bus hit his motorcycle on Dhaka-Khulna highway on September 10.
Another sub-inspector was killed when a bus hit his bike from behind near Rupsha Bridge in Batiaghata upazila on Dhaka-Khulna highway yesterday.
At least eight people -- three in Dinajpur and five in Bogra -- got killed in separate accidents in the two northern districts since September 8. Two friends were killed on Lalmoni-Burimari highway in Lalmonirhat when a goods-laden truck hit their bike on September 10.
Our Patuakhali and Barisal correspondents reported eight deaths in seven road mishaps since September 9.
News Agency UNB reports: A minor boy was crushed under the wheels of a speedy bus yesterday near Abdullapur bus stand on Dhaka-Mawa highway.
Meanwhile, three people were killed and 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Kadampur under Dakkhin Keraniganj thana on September 9 while nine passengers were killed and 15 others injured when a bus and a Leguna pickup van had collided head-on on Dhaka-Sylhet highway on the same day.
An assistant engineer of Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd (BTCL) was also killed in an accident on Chittagong-Bandarban road on the same day.
Drivers of two buses were killed as their buses collided at Abdullahpur on Dhaka-Mawa highway on September 9.
-Daily star

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