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POST TIME: 24 February, 2020 12:46:28 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 24 February, 2020 10:28:40 AM
18 injured as car mows crowd down in capital
4 killed in Uttara, Gazipur road crashes
UNB, Dhaka, Gazipur

18 injured as car mows crowd down in capital

A healthcare worker holds a saline bag high while a stretcher-bearer helps one of the accident victims to the emergency department of Kurmitola General Hospital after a car ploughed through the footpath (inset) at Kurmitola area in the capital yesterday, injuring at least eighteen people. Photo: Nazmul Islam

At least 18 people were injured when a car ploughed through crowd at Kurmitola in the capital while four people were killed in separate road crashes in the capital’s Uattara area and in Gazipur yesterday.   In the capital, at least 18 people including a child and four women were injured when a private car ploughed through crowd at Kurmitola yesterday noon.

Four of them suffered critical injuries, police said. Eleven of the injured were identified as Farid, Rajjak, Azim, Rajib, Rashed, Bakkar, Azizul Islam, Salma, Rahima, Maksuda and Nazma.

Kazi Sahan Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Cantonment Police Station, said the victims were at the bus stoppage when the private car hit them.

"Five of them were taken to Kurmitola General Hospital. Four of the critically injured, including the child, were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital," the OC said.

Another victim was taken to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital.

In the caiptal’s Uttara, two young men riding a

motorbike were killed after being hit by a passenger bus

in front of BNS tower in House Building area yesterday morning.

The deceased were identified as Fahad (25), and Russel (24).

Tapan Chandra Saha, officer-in-charge (OC) of Uttara Paschim Thana, said Russel was killed on the spot after the accident around 10:45am.

Fahad was taken to Kurmitola General Hospital where doctor pronounced him dead, OC added.  He said six friends had set

out from Jatrabari in the morning on three motorcycles for Uttara. In Gazipur, a mother and her nine-month-old daughter were killed and five others were injured in a road accident at Mouchak Aambagan area in Kaliakair upazila yesterday morning. The deceased were identified as Fatema Begum, 35, wife of Idris Ali and their daughter Arbi, residents of Boardghor area in the upazila.

The accident took place on Dhaka-Tangail Highway when the bus fell into a roadside ditch, said Sub-Inspector Md Anwar Hossain of Salna-Konabari Highway Police Station.

Fatema and her daughter were killed on the spot and five others injured. Police seized the bus but its driver managed to flee the scene, the SI added.

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