8-year-old killed in city

August 11, 2015

Lorry Hits Auto
8-year-old killed in city
An eight-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw was hit by a lorry at the city’s Khilgaon last evening.
The dead is Sumaiya, 8. The injured are Sumaiya’s parents Hossain, 50, and Selina Begum, 40; her brother Shipon, 27; sister-in-law Sonia, 21; and Sonia’s mother Rina Begum, 40.
The victims were heading home in Brahmanbaria and were carrying with them the body of a three-day-old baby boy, who died at a hospital in Moghbazar yesterday morning.
Sumaiya’s elder brother Mithu told The Daily Star that the family came to Dhaka to see a doctor for Sonia’s newborn who was seriously ill. As the baby died, they left Dhaka for home on a CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
When they reached Nagdapara area on Meradia-Demra link road, a Chittagong-bound lorry rear-ended the auto-rickshaw around 7:00pm, said Khilgaon Police Station OC Zia Md Mostafiz Bhuiyan.
They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Sumaiya dead around 8:00pm, hospital sources said.
Two more people were killed in separate road accidents in the city’s Tejgaon and Ramna areas yesterday.
Abdus Sattar, 45, a government employee, was killed as a private car hit him in Tejgaon area around 8:00am, police said.
Razia Sultana, 52, died after a private car hit her in front of Matsya Bhaban around 1:00pm, said her son Sohel Shikder.

-With The Daily Star input

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