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Road crashes in Barishal-Magura

7 more killed including college student

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Staff Reporter :
At least seven persons including a college student were killed and eight others injured in road accidents in Barishal and Magura districts on Friday.
The accident took places on the Barishal-Swarupkathi highway in Banaripara upazila of Barishal on Friday morning when a bus collided head-on with a human hauler, said Abdur Rahman Mukur, Banaripara Officer-in-Charge.
The deceaseds were identified as Shila Rani Haldar, a first-year student of Mathematic Department of Barishal BM College, Parveen, 40, her daughter Tanni, 20, Khokan, 40, Manik, 45, and Sohel, 32, driver of the human hauler.
Four injured are now undergoing treatment at the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) while seriously injured Tamim, son of deceased Parveen, was on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated, said Arabinda Biswas, Sub-Inspector of the Barishal Airport Police Station.
The condition of the injured persons is stated to be critical. Two of them sustained severe head injuries in the accident, said Shifat, an emergency doctor of the SBMCH.
In Magura, an ambulance driver died and three of a family sustained injuries in a road accident in Maghir Dhal area on the Magura-Jashore highway at around 9:00am.
Deceased Abul Hossain hails from Tekerhat while the injured are yet to be identified.
The accident occurred when the Satkhira-bound ambulance driver lost control over steering while overtaking a motorbike.  The ambulance hit a roadside tree, leaving the four injured, said Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sirajul Islam.
The injured were taken to Magura 250-Bed Hospital where Abul Hossain died.
Later, the injured were shifted to Khulna Medical College and Hospital as their condition deteriorated.

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