At least 11 people, including two siblings, were killed in road accidents in Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Cumilla, Tangail and Thakurgaon districts on Sunday.
In Cox’s Bazar, Babu Dey, 16, son of Niranjan Dey of Kuruskul union in Sadar upazila, was killed as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw hit him in the afternoon
Locals said the teenage boy was smashed by the three-wheeler around 3:30 pm, leaving him injured.
He was taken to Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, said officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Farid Uddin.
In Noakhali, three people died while another was injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Laksam-Sonaimuri road at Rampur in Sonaimuriupazila in the morning.
The deceased were identified as CNG driver Rakib, 25, son of Ruhul Amin, Mizan, 31, and his brother Belal, 39, sons of BachchuMiah of Kathalia village in the upazila.
Quoting locals, Abdullah-Al Masum, additional superintendent of police (Sonaimuri-Chatkhali circle), said the Noakhali-bound bus collided head-on with three-wheeler around 10 am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and the other injured.
On information, police recovered the bodies and took injured Abul, 29, to Noakhali General Hospital, he said.
In Cumilla, a woman was killed as a bus hit her at Kalakachua on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Burichangupazila.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Officer-in-charge of Mainamati Highway Police Station MahbuburRahman said the bus dashed the woman around 1am, leaving her dead on the spot.
The body was sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he said.
In another accident, Jewel Mollah, 35, a travel agency trader and son of Abdul Kuddus of Belbhuj area of Barura municipality, was killed as a microbus plunged into a roadside ditch in the early hours.
Officer-in-charge of Barura Police Station Azam Uddin Mahmud said after the accident, locals rushed the victim to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
In Tangail, a bus crashed into a motorcycle at Solla on Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge road around 2 pm, killing its three riders on the spot.
The identities of the deceased were not available immediately.
Sub-inspector of Bangabandhu Bridge (East) Police Station Nur-e-Alam said they seized the bus but its driver and his helper managed to flee.
In Thakurgaon, two motorcyclists -- Faruk and Kawsar of Parpugi village in sadarupazila -- died on the spot a minibus hit their motorcycle at Mathurapur in the upazila headquarters around 3 pm.
The accident also left another rider injured, witnesses said.
Locals rushed injured Rabiul of the same village to Thakurgaon Modern Hospital, said Abdul Latif Mia, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar Police Station.