Road crash kills LGED’s addl chief engineer in Dinajpur

RANGPUR, Oct 11, 2018 : Additional Chief Engineer for Rangpur Zone of the Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) Engineer Afzalur Rahman was killed in a road accident at Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur district today, police said.

The accident occurred when a jeep carrying Engineer Rahman from Rangpur to Dinajpur hit a roadside tree after its driver lost control over the steering at Uchitpur point on the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway of the upazila at 9:15 am.

“Engineer Rahman, 59, was killed on the spot and driver of the jeep Mohammad Hafiz, 50, was seriously injured in the accident,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chirirbandar Thana Md Haresul Islam told.

Being informed, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body, rescued the injured driver and sent him to Dinajpur Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital.

Engineer Rahman was going to Dinajpur to attend the videoconferencing of Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina scheduled to be held at the Deputy Commissioner’s conference room at 10 am in Dinajpur district town when the accident occurred.

“After completing legal formalities, police handed over the body to relatives,” the OC said adding that an unnatural death case was filed in this connection.

Executive Engineer of LGED at its Rangpur office Akhter Hossain told, at 4:55 pm that body of Additional Chief Engineer Afzalur Rahman was taken to his native Ratual village in Raninagar upazila of Naogaon district from Dinajpur this afternoon.

“Body of Engineer Rahman will be taken to Dhaka after his first Namaj-E-Janaza to be held at his native village in Naogaon tonight and be buried in the capital city after another Namaj-E-Janaza tomorrow,” Akhter Hossain added.