Student killed as picnic bus accident in Khulna |The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:38 AM, February 12, 2019

Five killed in road accidents

22 injured

Five persons, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate road accidents yesterday.

In Khulna, an eighth-grader was killed and 20 others injured after a picnic bus skidded off the road and overturned in Dumuria upazila yesterday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Meghla, a student of Shyamnagar Girls' High School in Jashore sadar upazila, said Aminul Islam Biplab, officer-in-charge of Dumuria Police Station.

Around 11:30am, the bus carrying 60 students, teachers and staff of the school, skidded off the Khulna-Satkhira highway, killing Meghla on spot, the OC said.

The injured were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.

In Munshiganj, three persons, including a couple, were killed and another person was injured in a road accident at Bhaberchar Bus Terminal under Gazaria upazila, reports our correspondent.

The deceased were identified as Siddiqur Rahman, 70, a retired officer of Grameen Bank; his wife Jesmine Sultana, 55; and Abdullah Sarkar, 33, the private car driver; said Harun Ur Rashid, officer in charge of Gazaria Police Station.

Around 12:30pm, a private car collided with another vehicle on Dhaka-Chattogram highway, killing the three on spot and injuring the couple's domestic help, the OC also said, adding, the bodies were sent for autopsy.

In Jamalpur, a biker was killed and his co-rider injured after the bike hit a roadside tree in Madarganj upazila yesterday, reports our correspondent.

The deceased is Al Amin, 18, a student of Thakurgaon Polytechnic Institute in Thakurgaon and the injured co-rider is his neighbor Abu Bakkar, 19, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Madarganj Police Station.

They were rushed to a local hospital and then referred to Mymensigh Medical College Hospital.

Al Amin succumbed to his injuries on the way to MMCH while Abu Bakkar was undergoing treatment at the hospital. 

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