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Road accidents: Eight killed in 3 districts

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DE Online Desk
Eight people including a woman and her daughter were killed in separate road crashes in Chittagong, Mymensingh and Kishoreganj on Monday, report agencies.
In Chittagong, three motorcyclists were killed after being hit by a truck on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway in Lohagara upazila of Chittagong.
The accident occurred at Padua Nayapara area of the upazila around 3:30pm.
The deceased were identified as Md Absar,40, son of Jalal Ahmed of Padua area of Lohagara, Jubayer, 25, son of Abdul Quader of Chunti area and Md Jahed,27, son of Babul of Rangunia thana.
On information, police rushed to the spot and are working to rescue the vehicles with the help of the fire service, said Khan Mohammad Erfan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dohazari Highway Police.
In Mymensingh, A woman and her daughter among three people were killed and two other people were injured when a truck ran over an auto-rickshaw in Mymensingh’s Muktagacha upazila.
The incident took place at Cherumandal area on Mymensingh-Tangail highway around 2:30pm.
The deceased were identified as Hasina Khatun, 40, wife of Nazrul Islam, resident of Binodbari Manpur village, her daughter Adiba, 3, and Mrinal Kanti, 65, resident of Ghoga village of the upazila.
“A Tangail-bound truck from Mymensingh collided head-on with a battery-run auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction at around 1:45pm,” leaving three passengers of the auto-rickshaw dead on the spot and two others injured,” said officer-in-charge (OC) of Muktagacha Police Station Faruk Ahmed.
The injured persons were taken to Muktagacha Upazila Health Complex.
Later, they were sent to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital, he said.
Police recovered the bodies from the spot and seized the truck, but its driver managed to escape from the scene, the OC added.
In Kishoreganj, two people died and one other was injured after the motorcycle they were on lost control and hit a road pillar in Mithamoin upazila of Kishoreganj on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened on the south side of Dhaki Bridge in Dhaki Union of the upazila at around 4:45pm on Monday.
The deceased are Yasin, 25 and Amir Hossain, 20. The injured is Mizanur Rahman, 30.
Mithamoin police station Officer-in-Charge Ahsan Habib confirmed the matter.
Mizanur was referred to Kishoreganj Hospital in a critical condition, added the OC.

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