3 of family die in Dhaka road crash

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Dhaka, Jan 21: Three members of a family died and two others sustained injuries in a head-on collision between a truck and a CNG-run autorickshaw in the capital’s Jatrabari area on Friday morning.

The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman, 65, his daughter Sharmin, 38, and her husband Riazul, 48, residents of Ujirpur in Barishal. The couple’s daughter, Misti, and the autorickshaw driver, were injured.

Md Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, said the bodies were kept in the hospital morgue.

The injured are undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said.

Tanvir Ahmed, son of deceased Abdur Rahman, said that his mother was admitted to Mohakhali’s Cancer Hospital.

The family were coming to my house in Matuail from Sadarghat launch terminal when they met with the accident, he said.

They were supposed to visit my sick mother at the hospital later in the day, he added.