A total of four people were killed in separate road accidents in Habiganj district on Sunday, report agencies.
In one incident, three people were killed in a collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Shayestaganj upazila of Habiganj district on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Rafiq Miah, 35, son of Abdul Huq of Chunarughat upazila, Ziaul Huq, 36, son of Aziz Hussein of Baniachong upazila, and Musa Miah, 64, son of Abdul Barik of Ajmiriganj upazila of Habiganj.
Witnesses said that the accident took place in front of Sudiakhala Primary School on Habiganj-Shayestaganj road when the CNG auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction collided with the Dhaka-bound Modern Paribahan bus in the morning.
Mohammad Nazmul Haque Kamal, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shayestaganj Police Station, said that the collision happened after both the vehicles ended up in the same lane due to placing of stones for road development work on the other lane.
On receiving the information, police and fire service personnel reached the spot and recovered the bodies.
Police rescued the injured and sent them to Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital.
The bodies of the deceased were sent to Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said. The bus driver fled the scene after the collision.
Meanwhile, a teenage boy was killed and two people were injured as their motorcycle hit the boy in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Shiblu Mia, 14, hailed from Muraura village under the upazila. He was student of class-nine at Dinarpur High School.
Local people said that the accident occurred at Gaznaipur on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway on Sunday morning, when Shiblu was going to school. Shiblu was taken to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, where the duty doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-Charge of Sherpur Highway Thana Parimal Chandra Dev confirmed the matter.
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