Horror of severed limbs continues to dog city streets

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Dhaka, Apr 28: The horrifying sights of people’s severed limbs left behind on the capital’s streets following road accidents caused by reckless driving refuse to die down.In the latest macabre occurrence, a private car driver, Russell Sarkar, 26, lost his leg at Dholaipar area in the city on Saturday.

The incident took place around 2:30 pm when a luxury coach of ‘Green Line Paribahan’ hit his car on the slope of Hanif Flyover, causing Russell to step out of his car and signal to the bus driver to stop, and possibly assess the damage to his vehicle.

But ignoring whatever Russell may have been trying, the bus driver Kabir Hossain ran him over and fled the scene.

Russell’s left leg was severed from the thigh down in the process of being run over.

Being informed, police chased the bus and detained it along with the driver from near the National Press Club, said SI Bachchu Mia of Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police Outpost.

Russell was first rushed to the DMCH and then shifted to Square Hospital at Panthapath, he said.

Earlier on April 20, Rozina Akhter, 16, a domestic help, lost one of her legs as a BRTC bus ran over her on the Airport Road in the capital’s Banani.

An Uttara-bound BRTC bus from Mohakhali hit Rozina while she was crossing the road close to Chairman Bari in the evening. Her right leg got severed from the thigh down in the accident.

Rajib Hossain, a student of Government Titumir College, was the earlier victim. On April 4, he lost his right hand after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor area. He succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.

Other incidents have seen limbs crushed against pavements or between vehicles, and in one incident outside the capital, a young girl, Shumi, suffered a severed limb, losing her left arm as a truck ran over her in Sherpur.

Source: UNB

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