At least four people were killed and 15 others injured in road accidents across the country yesterday, report our correspondents.
In Sirajganj, local Awami League leader Abdul Jalil, 54, died in a hospital after being hit by a truck in Chariashikar area on Bogura-Nagarbari road of Ullahpara upazila, said Shahin Reza, sub-inspector of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station.
In Gopalganj, two persons were killed and 15 others injured when the driver of a bus lost control and drove the vehicle into a roadside ditch on Gopalganj-Kotalipara road under Sadar upazila.
The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 40, and Momena Begum, 25, said Md Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
The 15 injured were taken to Gopalganj General Hospital, the OC said, adding that the bus was seized but the driver fled.
In Joypurhat, a farmer was killed after a truck hit a rickshaw carrying him at Mataish village on Hakimpur-Joypurhat road in Panchbibi upazila.
The deceased was Amzad Hossain, 44, said Bazlar Rahman, OC of Panchbibi Police Station. No further details were known immediately.