Engineer killed, 3 injured after UNO’s vehicle met an accident in Panchagarh
On the way from Tentulia to Panchagarh town, an Upazila Nirbahi officer's Jeep lost control and crashed into a tree and fell into a ditch on the side of the road. The upazila engineer named Abu Saeed was killed. At this time, three people were injured, including the Upazila Nirbahi officer of Tentulia.
The incident took place on Saturday (December 2) in the midnight of Satmera Union of Panchagarh Sadar Upazila in Chekarmari area adjacent to Chawai Bridge.
It was learnt that the deceased Abu Saeed was engineer of Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon district. The injured are Tentulia Upazila Nirbahi Officer Fazle Rabbi, upazila social service officer Al Amin, assistant programmer Nabiul Karim Sarkar.
Locals and the injured said that they were visiting Tentulia and were going to Panchgarh from Tentulia at night with UNO Fazle Rabbi in his government Jeep. On its way, the vehicle lost control and hit a tree when it reached Chekarmari before the Chawai bridge on the Panchagarh-Banglabandha highway and fell down on the road. Abu Saeed died on the spot. Others were rescued by fire service personnel with the help of locals and admitted to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital. Among them, Al Amin's condition was serious and he was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for better treatment by Raju Hossain, a doctor on duty in the emergency department of Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital.
After the incident, Panchagarh Deputy Commissioner Zahurul Islam and Police Superintendent SM Sirajul Huda and Panchagarh District Awami League General Secretary Anwar Sadat Samrat rushed to the hospital to see the injured officials.
The highway police believe that the accident happened due to excessive speed. However, it was not confirmed who was driving the car.
Upazila Nirbahi officer or administration has not received any statement in this regard.
Zakir Hossain Molla, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Tentulia Highway Police Station said, we initially thought that the accident may have occurred due to excessive speed. The Jeep was going from Tentulia towards Panchagarh.