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6 killed in separate road accidents in Sylhet, Pabna

  • Update Time : Saturday, January 20, 2024
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Four men have died after a car veered out of control and fell into a ditch in Sylhet’s Jaintapur Upazila.

The incident occurred on the Sylhet-Tamabil road in the Banglabazar area around 11:45 pm on Friday, according to Md Yunus Ali, chief of the local highway police station.

The victims were identified as Nihal Pal, 26, Zubayer Ahmed Sabbir, 26, Medehi Hasan Tamal, 25, and Sumon Ahmad. They were all affiliated with the ruling Awami League’s student front, the Bangladesh Chhatra League.

“They were en route from Jaintapur to Jaflong when their car lost control and fell into the ditch. Fire service personnel rescued them with the help of locals and took them to Jaintapur Upazila Hospital, where doctors declared them dead,” said Yunus.

The bodies of the victims were later taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Hospital and were handed over to their families without autopsy at their request.

Although the four were involved in Chhatra League politics, none of them held an official position within the organisation.

Two killed, 2 injured in Pabna

Two people were killed, and two others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a microbus in Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna on Saturday (January 20).

This accident happened around 8:30 in the morning on the Kushtia-Nator-Pabna highway in Mirkamari Purbapara of Salimpur Union of the upazila.

The deceased were identified as Amit Kumar Kundu, 40, son of Subrata Kundu of Radhanagar area of Pabna, passenger of the private car, Nasim Ahmed, 45, son of Abdur Rauf of Sheikhpara village of Muladuli Union of Iswardi. They were going from Pabna to Ishwardi Export Processing Zone (EPZ).

According to police and local sources, A Rajshahi bound passenger bus SM Paribahan collided with a Kushtia bound microbus. In this incident two people of the private car died on the spot.

Being informed, the members of Ishwardi Fire Service Civil Defense recovered the bodies and handed over to the Pakshi Highway Police, said police.

Pakshi Highway Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ashish Kumar Sanal confirmed the matter to Banglanews.

The driver and helper are absconding. The process of the case under the Road Accident Act is underway, the official added.

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