DHAKA: 16 people have been killed in three separate road accidents in Brahmanbaria, Feni and Habiganj districts on Friday (March 6).
In Habiganj, eight people were killed when a microbus hit a roadside tree after losing control over steering in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj.
The identities of the deceased and the injured couldn’t be known immediately.
Officer-in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police Station Ershadul Haque Bhuiyan told Banglanews that the accident had taken place in Tanvirgaon area of the upazila at around 7:30 am.
In Brahmanbaria, six people were killed and four others injured as a microbus caught fire after collision with a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rampur Bhati in Bijoynagar upazila
Four of the deceased were identified as Sohan, 20, Sagar, 22, Rifat, 16 and Emon, 14.
Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Biswaroad Highway Police Station said six passengers of the microbus had got killed on the spot and four others injured.
Meanwhile, two motorcyclists were killed as they smashed into an under-construction bridge at Motiganj area in Sonagazi upazila of Feni. The accident happened early on Friday.
BDST: 1118 HRS, MAR 06, 2020