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Truck collides with autorickshaw, net 5 lives

Five passengers of a CNG-powered autorickshaw were killed when a truck hit them at Jaintapur in Sylhet. Two people were injured. The accident took place at a ferry terminal at Jaintapur on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Sunday (May 2) morning. The deceased were residents of Pakhibil and Rupcheng villages of the upazila. Among them are two children, one woman and four members of the same family. They are Sadia Begum (39), wife of late Jamal Ahmed of Rupcheng village in Jaintapur upazila, his son Shahadat Hossain, daughter Sabia Begum (6) and sister of late Jamal Ahmed Habibunnesa (33).

The other deceased was identified as Hossain Ahmed, 35, of Pakhibil village under the same upazila.

The injured are the son of the late Arjan Ali of Rupcheng village and the brother-in-law of the deceased Sadia Begum. Zakaria (50) and Zakaria’s wife Hasina Begum (40). They were rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

Police said a truck was heading towards Jaflong from Sylhet to transport the stones. On the way to a place called Ferry Ghat in Jaintapur, a CNG-powered autorickshaw climbed the Sylhet-Tamabil road from the road inside the village. At that time, the autorickshaw overturned due to the impact of the truck. Five people were killed on the spot.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Jaintapur Model Police Station Dastagir Ahmed confirmed the information.

OC Dastagir said police rescued the victims after receiving information about the accident. He was later sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for autopsy and treatment. The truck and autorickshaw involved in the accident have been seized, the OC said.

In the first match of the two-match Test series, hosts Zimbabwe lost to visiting Pakistan in just two and a half days. In Harare, Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali’s superb bowling helped Babar Azam’s team win by an innings and 116 runs.

Zimbabwe were bowled out for just 18 before winning the toss on the first day of the Test. In reply, Pakistan took a 250-run lead in their first innings with 426 runs. Left-arm batsman Fawad Alam scored 140 runs. Besides, Imran Butt scored 91, Abid Ali 70, Mohammad Rizwan 45 and Azhar Ali 38 runs.

Zimbabwe, who started the second innings after trailing by 250 runs, were all-out for just 134 runs. As a result, Pakistan won by an innings and 117 runs. Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali took 9 wickets in two innings.

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