At least 12 people were killed in separate road accidents in Lalmonirhat, Faridpur, Jhenaidah and Ashulia on Wednesday.

In Lalmonirhat, at least three people were killed and eight others injured as a human hauler skidded off the road and fell into a roadside ditch on Rangpur-Kurigram Highway at Barobari Shaheed Minar in the morning.

The deceased were Hafizur Rahman, 25, of Kurigram, Ashraful Islam, 28, of Tajhat Road in Rangpur, and Faruk Hossain, 26.

Lalmonirhat police station assistant sub-inspector Basanta Roy told New Age that the three were dead on the spot and eight sustained injuries as the Kurigram-bound human hauler’s driver lost control over steering and fell into a roadside ditch at about 6:30am.

He said that the human hauler had no registration and they seized the vehicle.

The injured were admitted to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital and other nearby hospitals in the district town.

In Jhenaidah, two motorcyclists were killed and another sustained injuries after their motorcycle hit a roadside tree in Kotchandpur upazila in the morning.

The deceased were Bipul Hossain, 20, son of Alim Hossain of Jagannathpur village in Kotchadpur upazila, and Md Rana, 13, son of Asadul Islam of Jibannagar upazila in Chuadanga.

Pradip Kumar Mondol, sub-station officer of Kotchandpur Fire Service and Civil Defence Station, said that Bipul, Rana and Firoz were going to Khalispur riding on a motorcycle.

They were injured when their motorcycle hit a roadside tree around 9:30am in Khord-Khalispur area.

They were taken to upazila health complex where doctors declared Bipul and Rana dead, the officer said adding injured Firoz Hossain was shifted to Jashore Medical College Hospital.

In Faridpur, at least six people were killed after a passenger bus hit a roadside tree in Faridpur Sadar, reports United News of Bangladesh.

The victims were not identified immediately.

Police said the accident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway’s Dhudli area at around 6:30am.

Several passengers were killed on the spot after a Khulna-bound bus of AK Travel from Dhaka rammed into a roadside tree, said Kotwali police in-charge SM Nasim.

Some of the victims died from injuries while being taken to hospital, the OC added.

In Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, an on-duty industrial police constable was killed and his three colleagues were injured when a pick-up van hit an auto-rickshaw carrying them on Nabinagar-Chandra highway.

The deceased was Nadim Hossain, 25, of Ullaspur under Sadar upazila in Naogaon.

The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound pick-up van from Rajshshi hit the auto-rickshaw carrying them on the highway near Dhaka EPZ under Ashulia at about 7:00am, said Ashulia police station sub-inspector Bijan Kumar Das.

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