With reckless driving, violation of traffic rules as well as operation of unfit vehicles continuing, eight fatal road accidents took place across the country yesterday, killing 11 people and injuring 46, according to reports from our correspondents.
In Khulna, three people were killed as a car and a bus collided head-on on Khulna-Jashore highway in Raripara area of Phultala upazila.
The deceased are: Dr Moyazzem Hossain, owner of Cure Home General Hospital; Sahadat Hossain, resident surgeon of Gazi Medical College Hospital; and Zahangir Hossain, the car driver.
Md Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Phultala Police Station, told The Daily Star that the accident occurred around 4pm.
Police seized the bus but its driver managed to flee.
In another accident, biker Zahidul Islam, 40, a health assistant of Bharat Bhaiyana Union Health Centre was killed as a truck hit him from behind on Jashore-Chuknagar road in Narania area of Dumuria upazila.
Zahidul, from Adoya Narayanpur village in Keshabpur upazila, died on the spot, said Aminul Islam Biplob, officer-in-charge of Dumuria Police Station.
In Cumilla, two people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus hit a minibus from behind on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Baniapara of Daudkandi upazila
Sujon Debnath, 20, from Chinamura Daudkandi; and Delwar Hossain, 38, from Gazaria in Munshiganj, died on the spot, said police.
The injured were sent to a local health complex and Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
In Chattogram, a university student was killed as he was crushed against a wall by truck in Bhatiari upazila.
Faridul Alam, 24, from Raipur in Cox's Bazar, was a fifth semester student of the Quranic science department at International Islamic University Chittagong, said Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Baro Awlia highway police.
The accident occurred while Faridul was crossing a road, the OC quoted locals as saying.
Police detained the truck driver.
In Sylhet, a six-year-old child was killed and 22 injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Kotalpur area of Kanaighat upazila.
The deceased is Tasmia, daughter of Samir Ali from Kajalshar area of Zakiganj upazila, said police.
Seven of the injured were taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital while the rest to Zakiganj Upazila Health Complex, hospital sources said.
In Savar, Joshim Uddin, 28, an assistant sub-inspector of Ashulia Police Station, was killed and three of his colleagues were injured as a pickup carrying them hit a parked truck on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Narshanghopur area of Ashulia.
The injured -- Dulal Talukder, Anik and Nazmul -- were admitted to a local hospital, said police.
Inspector (investigation) Javed Masud said the four were going back to the police station after duty.
In Dinajpur, a motorbike rider was killed and another injured as a truck hit them in Parbatipur upazila.
Shahinur Alam, 40, from Haldibari (Dolapara) village in Parbatipur died instantly.
In Kishoreganj, an elderly man was killed as a motorbike he was riding collided with a battery-run auto-rickshaw on Astagram-Bajitpur road in Saburer Khal area of Astagram upazila.
Nasu Bhuiyan, 60, from Kalapara village was declared dead at Astagram Upazila Health Complex, said Sumon Sarker, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Astagram Police Station.