Vol. 5 Num 289 Sun. March 20, 2005  
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Father, son die in freak accident
Mother in critical state, daughter injured

Two members of a family were killed and two others injured when a tree fell on the CNG-run three-wheeler they were in at Tejgaon yesterday evening.

The dead were identified as Anwarul Kabir, 48, a civil engineer, and his 11-year-old son Sadmam Kabir. The injured were Kabir's wife Jinat Roksana, an assistant director (training) of Education Bhaban, and her seven-year-old daughter Raisa Kabir.

The four were returning to their house at Baily Road government quarters when a trunk of a tree fell on a running bus right in front of the three-wheeler near Tejgaon Police Post at about 6:45pm, said a witness.

After hitting the back of the bus, the trunk rolled onto the three-wheeler, said Billal, assistant of a human-haulier stationed nearby when the accident occurred.

Locals rushed to the place at once and dragged the bodies out of the vehicle. The four were taken to Al-Razi Hospital, but finding the condition of the couple and their son critical, doctors referred them to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Doctors at the DMCH declared Anwar and Sadmam dead on arrival. Jinat was said to be still in a critical condition at ward No. 30 of DMCH as of 9:00pm.

Raisa, undergoing treatment at Al-Razi hospital, needed a couple of stitches in the head, said a doctor at the private hospital.

The driver of the three-wheeler also suffered minor injuries.