Road accidents in several districts have claimed five lives on Saturday. Deaths were reported in road crashes from Brahmanbaria, Netrokona, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat. Two died in Brahmanbaria while one each in the other districts.
A 75-year-old woman Abeda Khatun died on the spot after being hit by a speeding motorcycle in Brahmanbaria’s Akhaura Upazila. The incident happened at Hashimpur area of Dhorkhar-Akhaura Road in the afternoon.
The bike was seized, but the rider fled the scene, said Dhorkhar Police Outpost's Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Delowar Hossain. The victim was going to visit her daughter, he added.
In another incident at Cumilla-Sylhet Highway of the district, easy-bike driver Manik Mia died in a head-on collision crash with a local bus. Three others were injured in the accident that took place at around 7:30 in the evening, confirmed Brahmanbaria’s Additional Police Super Rejaul Kabir.
Agitated locals vandalised few vehicles following the incident.
In Netrokona, motorcycle rider Md. Jashim Uddin, 25, lost his life after being run over by a truck at the city’s Ananda Bazar area at around 12:30 pm.
Netrokona Police Stations’ Officer in Charge Borhan Khan said, the victim, a motor mechanic of Mahendra Showroom, was hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction. The truck was seized, but the driver and helper managed to flee, he added.
Another motorcycle rider identified as Ramanath Roy, 32, died at Nilfamari’s Syedpur after a covered-van hit him.
Police and locals said the victim, who worked in a plywood factory, was going to his workplace at around 8 am. The killer-van fled the scene. Agitated people blocked the road for two hours, before leaving the scene at Police’s assurance that the driver responsible will be brought to justice.
In Lalmonirhat, a covered van hit motorcycle rider Rayhan Hossain, 27, from behind resulting in his death. The incident was reported at Saturday morning at city’s Mahendranagar–Mostofir Hat road, confirmed traffic sergeant Farid Hossain.
According to witnesses, the victim was talking over phone while driving. He was hit by the van when he was putting the phone back to his pocket.
Victim Rayhan, a resident of Gaibandha, worked in a Bulb Company in Lalmonirhat.
(Bangla Tribune correspondents in Brahmanbaria, Netrokona, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat provided inputs for this story)