Five killed in Gopalganj road crashes
Gopalganj: At least five people were killed and 21 others injured in two road accidents in Muksudpur and Sadar upazilas of the district on Tuesday morning.
In Muksudpur, three people were killed and 20 others injured when a speeding bus hit a roadside tree on Dhaka-Barishal highway in the upazila, reports the UNB.
One of the deceased was identified as Rezina Begum, 25, wife Kamruzzaman of Barni village in the upazila.
Sheikh Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police Station in Faridpur, said the driver of the passenger bus hit a roadside tree after losing control over the steering around 11:30am, leaving its three passengers dead on the spot and 20 injured.
Later, the injured were admitted to Bhanga upazila health complex in Faridpur, the OC added.
In Sadar, two people, including a banker and an engineer, were killed and a woman was injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Khulna Highway near Gopinathpur area in the upazila.
The deceased were identified as SM Arafat Hassan Prince, 36, a senior principal officer of Rupali Bank, Motijheel branch and son of Sardar Azizur Rahman of Mulghar village of Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat, and his cousin Shimul, 40, an engineer of Sonadanga, Khulna.
Hazrat Ali, an inspector at Gopinathpur Police Station, said they were going home from Dhaka in a microbus to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their family members.
Ali said the accident took place around 6 am when their microbus was hit by a Dhaka-bound passenger bus of ‘Sheba Green Line Express’, leaving the two dead on the spot and another injured.
The injured, Jahan Ferdousi Keka, wife of Prince, was admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital, Ali added.