Five people including two schoolgoing siblings died in separate road accidents at Keraniganj, Uttara and Khilkhet in Dhaka on Monday. Two siblings were killed and their father was injured when a truck hit a motorbike at Rajendrapur Mollar Pul in South Keraniganj on Monday.
The deceased are Afifa Akter Afrin, 13, a class VI student and her brother Afsar Ahmed, 10, a class IV student of Hasnabad Cosmopolitan School and College and children of Mohammad Dalim of the area.
Shah Zaman, officer-in-charge of South Keraniganj police station, said the accident took place around 1:00pm when the truck rammed the motorbike carrying Dalim and his children while they were returning home from school, leaving the duo dead on the spot and Dalim injured.
The injured was taken to a local hospital.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police seized the truck but could not arrest its driver as he managed to flee the scene.
Three more people were killed and two others injured road accidents in Uattara and Khilkhet early Monday.
Two pedestrians-Dalim, 20, and Mobarak, 30- were crushed under the wheels of a goods-laden truck on airport road in front of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 12:30am.
Sridam Chandra Roy, sub-inspector of Airport police station, said the truck ploughed into a footpath after its driver lost control over the steering and hit the two pedestrians, leaving them dead on the spot.
Police seized the vehicle and arrested the driver along with his assistant.
Meanwhile, Bulbul Hossain, 22, son of Rajab Ali, hailing from Mowgapara village in Ishwarganj upazila in Mymensingh district, was killed and two others Sagor, 22 and Kamrul, 22, were injured in another road accident on 300-feet road in Khilket area.
Md Shahjahan Kabir, assistant sub-inspector of Khilkhet Police Station, said that on information a team of police rushed to the spot and found the three young men critically injured inside a damaged CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
Later, they were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared Bulbul dead, said the ASI adding that it could not be known yet how the accident occurred.