Publishing employee dies in second garbage truck crash in two days

Police said the vehicle involved in Thursday’s crash outside the Bashundhara City shopping complex in Panthapath was owned by the Dhaka North City Corporation. The man who died in the crash around 2:30 p.m. was identified as Ahsan Kabir Khan, an employee of the publishing house.

“A garbage truck hit a motorcycle in front of the Bashundhara market and drove off,” Kalabagan Police Inspector Abu Jafar Md Mahfuzul Haque said. “A motorcycle passenger was killed instantly.

Thursday’s crash came a day after a Dhaka South City Corporation garbage truck struck Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan, leaving him dead.

Ahsan Kabir had at one time been an employee of Prothom Alo, the chief journalist of the Tipu Sultan newspaper said. He joined another newspaper several years ago.

Ahsan’s ancestral home is in Jhalkathi. He lived with his wife Nadira Parvin, a son and a daughter in Mogbazar.

“Ahsan worked in the publishing industry,” said his cousin Mizanur Rahman.

Ahsan was seated on the motorcycle behind the driver, said SI Golam Rabbani of the Kalabagan Police Station.

“When the garbage truck hit the motorcycle, Ahsan and the driver were both thrown in different directions. The garbage truck then ran over him. He was wearing a helmet, but the pressure was immense. He died instantly.”

The body was taken to hospital for an autopsy and the garbage truck was seized, SI Rabbani said.

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