A helper died after falling from a moving truck at Beanibazar in Sylhet. The accident took place in front of Beanibazar Government College Mosque around 5pm on Tuesday. The truck driver fled after the accident.
The deceased was identified as Liton Mia, son of Biojid Mia of Chhotadesh area of Muria union under Beanibazar upazila.
Witnesses said helper Liton Mia was sitting on a brick truck. When the speeding truck fell on the broken part of the road and shook, he lost his balance and fell to the ground. The helper was seriously injured. When he was taken to Beanibazar Upazila Health Complex in critical condition, the doctor on duty declared him dead.
Police have recovered the body of an old man from the side of the road in Sylhet. His identity was not identified until Tuesday. After the autopsy, the body was kept in the morgue of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said Airport Police Station OC Mainul Zakir.
The body was recovered from the Salutikar Bridge on the Sylhet-Companyganj Bangabandhu Highway on Monday afternoon.
Police said the body of an 80-year-old man was recovered from the side of the road around 5am on Monday based on information provided by locals. He had a white beard, a full-sleeved shirt, a check lungi and a red towel.
OC Mainul Zakir said no signs of injuries were found on the old man’s body. Police are searching for the car and how it got here.
Traders have broken the lockdown rule in Sylhet. They staged demonstrations, rallies and human chains on Tuesday afternoon demanding the opening of businesses in compliance with health regulations.
A week-long lockdown has started across the country since Monday to prevent corona infection. All kinds of meetings and gatherings have been banned at this time. But ignoring the ban, traders marched in front of Shukria Market in Zindabazar of Sylhet city at around 12 noon on Tuesday under the banner of ‘Businessmen of all walks of life in Sylhet’.
They marched to the court point and chained people. The human chain lasted for about half an hour. After that the traders came to Zindabazar point with procession and gathered.
Speakers at the rally said Corona was stuck in the back wall of traders in the situation. Due to the lockdown due to Corona, traders were deprived of doing business on Eid last year.
The business leaders said they have been refraining from doing business for almost a year considering the corona situation in the country and the common man. Now, if the business is closed down with the lockdown, the traders will have to sit on the road. I have to die without eating with my family. So they demanded to open a business in compliance with the health rules.
Speaking at the rally – business leaders Fuad bin Rashid, Abul Kalam Azad, Azir Uddin, Kamal Uddin Chowdhury Makhan, Abdur Rahim, Md. Habibur Rahman, Mostafa Mehdi Hasan Khan, Shabbir Ahmad Lokman, Sohail Usman Gani, Jabedur Rahman, Shahnewaz Shakil, Jahangir Hossain Khan and Abdul Ahad among others.
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