Six killed, 45 wounded in bangladesh in road accidents

July 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) Six people were killed and 45 injured in two road accidents in Bangladesh’s Bagerhat and Nilphamari districts Tuesday, the Daily Star reported.

In Bagerhat, a bus overturned on the Khulna-Mawa highway in Mollahat sub-district after hitting a pedestrian standing in front of a filling station around 12.25 a.m., said a police official. The unidentified pedestrian died on the spot.

Besides, a firefighting unit recovered two bodies of Rabiul Islam, 32, and Sajib, 24, from inside the vehicle, said Moktar Hossain, a Mollahat sub-district officer.

In Nilphamari, at least three people were killed and 30 injured when two buses collided in Dhalapir area Tuesday morning.

The accident took place when a Nilphamari-bound bus from Dhaka collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound bus of Maroon Enterprise at around 7.50 a.m.

Salim Miya, a passenger of the Nilphamari-bound bus, said the driver was speeding dangerously to make up for a three-hour delay in Gazipur area.

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