Road accidents kill 16 in two districts

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 12:44, Mar 06, 2020 | Updated : 17:45, Mar 06, 2020

Separate road accidents have killed 16 people and injured eight others in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria.
The accidents took place at the Nabiganj area of Dhaka-Sylhet highway and Rampur Bhati in Bijoynagar, Brahmanbaria on Friday.
In Habiganj, the accident took place when a microbus lost its control and rammed into a tree, killing ten people on spot and leaving four others injured.
The injured were admitted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
Sherpur Highway police station Officer-In-Charge (OC) Ershadul Haque confirmed the matter.
He said the driver of the microbus lost its control and hit a tree, which caused the casualties. The number of deaths could increase.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
In Brahmanbaria, six people were killed and four others injured as a microbus caught fire after collision with a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rampur Bhati in Bijoynagar upazila in the early hours of Friday.
Four of the deceased were identified as Sohan, 20, Sagar, 22, Rifat, 16, and Emon, 14.
Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Biswaroad Highway police station, said the Sylhet-bound microbus from Narayanganj caught fire after it collided with a Dhaka-bound bus of “Limon Paribahan” around 3:30 am, leaving six microbus passengers dead on the spot and four others injured.
The injured were taken to Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex.