CHITTAGONG, Aug 13, 2017 (BSS) - Six persons, including a schoolboy, were killed in separate incidents in the city today.
Five of the deceased were identified as Joydwip Dotto, 11, a class five student of city's Saint Placid's High School, Mosharraf Hossain Musa, 50, Wazed Ali Babul, 45, auto-rickshaw driver Jasim Sikdar, 38 and Abdur Rahim, 35.
Police said Joydwip was critically injured when a book almirah fell on him while he was reading books in the library of Saint Placid's High School in city's Kotwali area around 12pm.
Joydwip was rushed to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where the attending doctors declared him dead, said Alauddin Talukdar, Assistant Sub-Inspector at CMCH police outpost.
In Port Connecting Road area, three persons were killed and two others injured as a container-laden lorry crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in city's Port Connecting Road area this morning.
The deceased were identified as Mosharraf Hossain Musa, 50, Wazed Ali Babul, 45, and auto-rickshaw driver Jasim Sikdar, 38, while the injured were Mohammad Saidul, 26, and Mohammad Sujon, 29.
The accident occurred when a Chittagong Port-bound container-laden lorry fell on a three-wheeler as its driver lost control over the steering on Port Connecting Road near Nimtala area around 10 am, said Moinul Islam, officer- in-charge (OC) of Bandar Police Station.
Three of the victims including the auto-rickshaw driver died on the spot while the injured were admitted to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
Being informed, a team of the Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot and rescued the injured and towed the vehicles.
Besides, Rahim was critically injured as he was electrocuted while working at soap factory in city's Kalurghat area around 8.30am.
He was rushed to the CMCH where the attending doctors declared him dead. Meanwhile, police recovered the decomposed body of an unidentified woman kept inside a water drum at Ranir Dighi of city's Enayet Bazar area around 2.30pm.
The body was sent to the CMCH morgue for autopsy.