Ctg road tragedy kills father, son | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:01 AM, February 24, 2019

Ctg road tragedy kills father, son

Sagir Ahmed was returning home in Chattogram city's Mansurabad area on his motorbike on Friday night. His 10-year-old son Junaid was sitting on the pillion seat.

They could not have imagined that it would be their last ride.

After attending a wedding in MA Aziz Stadium area, they were passing through a road in Dhanialapara. All of a sudden, a lorry rammed their motorbike from the opposite direction, said police.

The accident happened around 11:45pm. The road was too narrow to pass through smoothly, said Zahir Hossain, inspector (investigation) of Double Mooring Police Station.

The lorry was not found on the spot after the accident.

On information from locals, police rushed in and the 50-year-old man and his son ended up at Chattogram Medical College Hospital around 12:30am yesterday. 

The doctors said they were already dead.

Junaid was a fifth-grader of Ganopurto Bidya Niketan School in Mansurabad area.

In another accident in Tangail, two people lost their lives as a microbus they were travelling in hit another vehicle parked on Bangabandhu Bridge east link road in Kalihati area yesterday.

Six other passengers of the microbus were injured, said OC Mosharaf Hossain of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station.

Syed Shahjamal, general secretary of Chapainawabganj unit of Bangladesh Manabadhikar Commission; and Mosharaf Hossain Musa, the microbus driver, died on the spot.

Poor visibility due to dense fog might have caused the accident, the OC added. The injured were admitted to Tangail General Hospital.

Meanwhile, a bus ran over Samad Khan, 60, a timber trader, on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Baorkumarjani area of Tangail the same day, leaving him seriously injured, said locals.

He succumbed to his injuries at Kumudini Hospital.

Another two were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Dhamrai of Dhaka that day.

They were in two buses that collided head-on on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Bathuli bus stand area. The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately, said Dipok Saha, officer in-charge of Dhamrai Police Station.

The injured were admitted to Dhamrai Upazila Health Complex and local clinics.

Both the vehicles were seized but drivers and their helpers fled the scene, said the OC.

[Our correspondents from Chattogram Tangail and Savar contributed to the report] 

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