Maitree Express hits pick-up in Sirajganj, 3 killed


Sirajganj, April 14:  Three people were killed when a Bangladesh Railway Maitree Express train hit a cattle pick-up truck, killing its driver and two cattle traders, at a rail-crossing in Kamarkhand upazila’s Raidaulatpur union in Sirajganj.The deceased were identified as the driver, Sujan Ali Surjo, 40, cattle traders Rafikul Islam and Nehar Uddin, 36.

Kamarkhand police station OC Habibul Islam confirmed the matter.

Separate road accidents have killed at least four people and injured seven others across the country on Saturday.

The accidents took place in Rajbari, Jhenaidah, and Cox’s Bazar districts.

In Rajbari, a rickshaw-puller with physical disabilities was killed when a sand-laden truck ran him over in the Rajbari Sadar rail-gate area around 8am.

The deceased was Subrata Sarker, 35. The rickshaw passenger, Sabina Yeasmin, 40, was severely injured at the time.

The truck driver’s assistant was detained from the scene, confirmed Rajbari Sadar police station Duty Officer, Kiran Chandra Mandal.

In Jhenaidah, two people were killed in two separate accidents.

An eight year old was killed when a truck crushed him in Katlabari bazaar in Shailkupa upazila.

The deceased was Anik Hossain, confirmed Shailkupa police station OC Ayubur Rahman.

In another accident, a trader was killed when a goods-laden truck overturned and crushed him in Khalilhari of Sadar upazila.

The deceased was Anisur Rahman. Another trader named Saurav was injured at the time.

Jhenaidah Sadar police station OC, Mizanur Rahman, confirmed the matter.

In Cox’s Bazar, a person was killed and five others injured, when a Shyamoli Paribahan bus hit a Laguna on Notun Rasta in Chakaria upazila.

The deceased was identified as Nasiruddin, 40.

Chakaria Ring Highway Police OC, Saidul Islam, confirmed the matter.