8 killed in road crashes in 4 districts

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Chandpur, April 28: At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in Chandpur, Feni, Chuadanga and Laxmipur on Sunday morning.In Chandpur, at least five people, including a woman and her son, were killed after a bus hit an autorickshaw in Shahrasti upazila.

The deceased were identified as Jannatul Ferdous, 28, her son Ruman, 8, Ranjit Chandra, 52, Fakhrul Islam, 75, and Abul Kalam, 62.

The autorickshaw passengers were killed on the spot in the accident on Chandpur-Cumilla regional road in Kakoirtola around 9am, said Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Shahrasti Police Station.

Two more autorickshaw passengers were also injured. They have been hospitalised.

In Feni, a man was killed and two others were injured after a truck hit an autorickshaw at Anandapur in Fulgazi in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Khorshed Alam, 45. The injured were admitted to Feni Sadar Hospital.

In Chuadanga, a motorcyclist died after being hit by a truck.

Police named the victim as Shanto Miah, 30, son of Asir Uddin, resident of Makhaldanga village.

The accident took place on Chuadanga-Meherpur road at Bhalaipur intersection in Sadar upazila around 5am, said Abdus Salam, deputy director of Chuadanga fire service.

In Laxmipur, the death of a madrasa student in a road accident sparked protest at Shakchar area in Sadar upazila in the morning.

Yasin, class III student of local Hamid Miazi Madrasa, was killed after a speeding pickup van hit him while he was crossing road for on his way to the madrasa around 10am.

Agitated locals blocked the road and halted vehicular movement.

Police later intervened and brought the situation under control, said Md Lokman Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.