Vol. 5 Num 514 Mon. November 07, 2005  
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Road accidents kill 35 in 3 days

Thirty-five people were killed and at least 42 others injured in road accidents in last three days during the Eid in the capital and Naogaon, Chittagong, Comilla, Barisal, and Magura.

In Naogaon, nine people were killed in two road accidents, report our Naogaon and Bogra correspondents.

Eight people including three children and an army member died on the spot when a Shapahar bound BRTC bus from Dhaka crashed two rickshaw vans and a motorbike on Mahadevpur-Shapahar road in Naogaon at 10:00am yesterday.

The victims are van driver Babu, 28, his son Shafiqul, 4, and daughter Sumi, 6, and Milan, 26, Ram Orao, 28, and Sidhu Orao, 32, all from Enayetpur village, Habildar Abdul Mazid, 40, and his son Shuvo, 11, of Kalanipara village of Shapahar upazila.

Critically injured Sharifa Begum, 25, wife of killed Babu, was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

Day-labourer Korban Ali died in another accident on the Bogra-Santahar highway yesterday.

In the capital, six people including a former football player were killed and six others injured in two separate accidents.

Mosharaf Hossain Tutul, 42, a former football player and nephew of Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed died when a zeep bumped into the road divider and turned upside down on the other side of the road and hit the motorbike carrying him at the Banani Chairman Bari in the capital on Friday afternoon.

Debashis Vodro, another passenger of the motorbike, was injured in the incident.

Three people including a girl also died in the city in last two days as public buses ran over them while they were crossing the roads. The dead are Manik from Mirpur, Bappi from Demra and Toma Rani from Joydevpur.

Moazzem Khan and Shibli Shaheed were killed when two microbuses collided at Shah Ali Bagh cross dam under Turag thana in the capital, reports BDNEWS.

BNP city unit General Secretary Abdus Salam's daughter Shaon, 18, injured in the accident, is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Our Chittagong office reports: Three people were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents at Patiya and Sitakunda in the district on Friday.

The dead are Nizam Uddin, 30, Rafiqul Islam, 45, and Monir Hossain, 20.

A speeding bus knocked a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at around 7:30am at Jungle Khain area in Patiya, killing Nizam on the spot and seriously injuring the auto-rickshaw driver along with two other passengers.

At around 9:05am the same day, a Chittagong-bound coach and a Feni-bound microbus collided head-on at Choto Kumira on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, killing Rafiqul Islam, a custom inspector and Monir Hossain, the microbus driver, on the spot.

BDNEWS reports: Four people were killed and 32 others injured in two accidents on Dhaka-Chittagong highway.

When a passenger bus hit a covered van at Kutumbapur of Chandina in Comilla district on Dhaka-Chittagong highway, Abul Kashem, 35, died on the spot while Rasheda Begum, 35, on way to the Comilla Hospital.

Two others were killed and 15 injured as two buses collided head on Sunday morning half way down the Meghna-Gumti bridge on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway.

Our Barisal correspondent reports: Eight people were killed in two road accidents on Barisal-Jhalakati road on Thursday and Saturday.

Five people including a tempo driver died on the spot when the tempo collided head on with a passenger bus on Barisal-Jhalakati road on Saturday morning.

The dead are Abdur Rahim Akon, Selim Kabiraj, Hasina Begum, Nazma and the driver Shamim Howlader.

At 10:00am on Thursday morning, the driver of a microbus failing his control hit a roadside tree at Daharpasha in Jhalakati on Barisal-Jhalakati road, leaving Gouranga Karmakar, 28, his niece Aporna, 12, and his brother Ratan, 30, dead on the spot.

Our Magura correspondent reports: Five people were killed in separate road accidents in Magura yesterday afternoon.

Two people were killed at Jagla on Magura-Jessore highway when two coaches collided head on at around 5:30pm, police and witnesses said.

One of them was identified as Saleque, 40, while identity of the other could not be known immediately.

A youth identified as Firoz Hasan died on the spot as a passenger bus crushed him at Satakhali on the same highway at around 5:00pm.

Abu Taleb, 45, died on the spot when a Jhenidah-bound tempo collided with a Dhaka-bound bus at Hazrapur on Magura-Jhenidah highway at around 5:15pm.

Another person identified as Durgapada Bose, 40, died on the spot when a Dhaka-bound vegetable laden pick-up van hit him from behind at around 5:25pm.