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7 killed in road accidents


DE Online Desk
At least seven people were killed in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Jhenaidah and Meherpur districts on Tuesday.
Three people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a pickup-van on the Mymensingh-Sherpur road in Tarakanda Upazila Health Complex area under Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh district on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as pickup-van driver Kamrul Islam, 22, son of late Abdul Latif of Ghoshab village of Haluaghat upazila, Abdul Kadir, 45, son of late Usan Ali of Sandhyakara village of the same upazila and Mizanur Rahman, 48, son of late Ramjan Ramzan Ali of Akonpara village.
The accident occurred in the area when a Dhaka-bound sugar-laden pick up van from Sherpur collided head-on with a Sherpur-bound potato-laden truck coming from the opposite direction around 7:30am this morning, leaving the driver of the pickup dead on the spot and two other passengers of the pickup seriously injured, officer-in-charge (OC) of Tarakanda Police Station Wazed Ali said.
The injured were sent to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared them dead, he said. In Jhenaidah, three people were killed and four others injured as a truck collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Maheshpur-Khalishpur road in Balaipur area under Maheshpur upazila of the district on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Kashem Mia, 60, son of late Gani Haji of Pantapara village of the upazila, Alamgir Malita, 25, son of Rimon Malita of Ghugri village of the upazila and Kamal Hossain, 55, son of Sohrab Hossain of the same area.
The accident occurred when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw with some passengers on board was going to Khalishpur from Maheshpur. On the way, it collided head-on with a sand-laden truck coming from the opposite direction in the morning, leaving two dead on the spot and five others injured, officer-in-charge (OC) of Maheshpur Police Station Mahabbur Rahman said.
Locals rescued the injured and took to Maheshpur Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor referred Kamal Hossain to Jashore General Hospital for better treatment. But he died on the way to Jashore Hospital, he said.

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