Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bus-truck collision kills 7 in Bogura

Bus-truck collision kills 7 in Bogura

Five more die in mishaps

News Desk At least 12 people were killed and several others injured in separate road crashes in Bogura, Rajshahi, Kushtia and Bandarban districts on Wednesday. Seven people were killed and 13 others injured in two separate road accidents on the Dhaka-Bogura Highway under Sherpur upazila of Bogura district. Police said four people died on the spot and 11 others injured in Ghoga Bottola area when a salt-laden truck collided head on with a Dhaka-bound passenger bus at about 11.45am. The injured were admitted to Shahid Zia Medical College and Hospital where two others succumbed to their injuries. Among the deceased five were identified as Abdul Alim, Rakib Islam, M Raju, Saddam Hossain and Manjurul Islam. All are resident of Jaldhaka upazila in Nilphamari district. Being informed, four units of Fire Brigade and Civil Defence rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies and rescued the injured persons, said Inspector Yeamin Ud-Dawla of Bagura Highway Police Besides, Mridul Islam, 22, died on the spot in Mohipur area of the same upazila early Wedesday morning when two speeding trucks collided head on. Four passengers of both vehicles were also injured in the accident, said Humayun Kabir, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sherpur Police Station. Police seized all the vehicles and sent the bodies to Shahid Zia Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy. Two separate cases were lodged with Sherpur Police Station in these connections. In Rajshahi, a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway at Bijoynagar in Godagari upazila left two people dead and 15 others injured. The deceased were identified as Matiur Rahman, 35, son of Abdul Aziz of Tanore upazila, and Tutul, 36, son of Abul Quasem of Belpukur area in Sadar upazila. Abdul Bari, in-charge of Premtali Police Camp, said the accident took place around 6am when the Chapainawabganj-bound bus turned turtle after the collision with the truck, leaving the duo dead on the and 15 other passengers injured. In Kushtia, two people were killed and a number of people injured when a picnic bus hit a truck on Kushtia-Iswardi highway at Talbaria in Mirpur upazila. The deceased were identified as Nabil Hossain, 38, driver of the truck and son of Obaidur Rahman, and Ibrahim Hossain, and his assistant of Magura district. The accident took place around 7:30am when the Pabna-bound picnic bus from Kuakata hit the Narail-bound truck, leaving the truck driver and his assistant killed on the spot, said Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station. BGB man killed in Bandarban road accident In Bandarban, a member of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was killed and four others were injured after a truck turned turtle in Kasaipara area of the district Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Al Amin, a member of BGB in Barkal Battalion-45. Shahidul Islam Chowdhury, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bandarban Sadar Police Station, said the accident occurred at around 6:30 am on the Bandarban-Keranihat Road as the driver of the rented truck lost his control over the steering. Critically injured Al Amin died while undergoing treatment at Satkania BGB Hospital, he added. (Inputs taken from agencies)

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