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3 killed in Dhaka road crashes

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Three people were killed in separate road crashes in the city on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Farooque Mia, 56, an employee of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Badal, 45, a truck driver, and Md Rafique, 24, an assistant of a pickup van.

The first accident occurred in the Rupnagar area around 3:00 am when a Tongi-bound truck from Munshiganj collided with a lorry and a pickup van crashed into both the vehicles at high speed while overtaking, said local police officer-in-charge Arifur Rahman.

All the four occupants of the pickup van and the driver of the truck sustained serious injuries in the accident, he added.

Later, they were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where truck driver Badal and the pickup van helper succumbed to their injuries. The three vehicles were seized, the OC added.

Meanwhile, DSCC sanitation worker Farooque died after being hit by a speeding bus belonging to ‘Swadesh Paribahan’ while sweeping the road adjacent to the south gate of Baitul Mukarram in the morning, UNB reports.

“He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition, and he died around 9am,” said Mohsin Habib, a sub-inspector at Paltan police station.

The driver of the bus managed to escape leaving the vehicle behind, he added.

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