Naogaon Badalgachi upazila Charmatha Bazar road under construction, one woman was killed and another injured on the spot after being crushed under the road leveling machine. This incident happened on Saturday around 1:30 pm.
Deceased housewife Mala (41) wife of Swapan of Chandipur village of Naogaon Sadar upazila, she used to live on rent in Pindira village of Badalgachi. Injured Sharmin Akhtar (21) wife of Milton of Jidhirpur village of Badalgachi. After he was rescued and taken to Badalgachi Upazila Health Complex, the emergency department doctor referred him to Naogaon Sadar Hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the road leveling machine from Mataji was being taken towards Naogaon when it stopped at Charmatha intersection of Badalgachi upazila. Pushing the road leveling machine with the help of a truck to start it broke the brake belt and landed on Mala Khatun who was standing on the road with food. He died on the spot. Another housewife Sharmin was injured in this incident.
When the news of the accident spread, Badalgachi police and fire service personnel came to the spot.
Eyewitnesses said that when the deceased housewife Mala was returning with food, the road leveling machine fell on her from behind. Mala died on the spot.
Relatives of the deceased and local residents said that the deceased Mala used to work with loose hair, her husband Swapan Kathmistri. Mala went to the market to buy food for the child.
In this regard, Badalgachi Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahbub Alam said, ‘The police station has visited the scene. If the victim’s family complains, legal action will be taken.’