15 others injured
Three people died and 15 others got injured after a passenger bus collided with an excavator on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Narayanganj's Bandar upazila on Monday night.
Two of the deceased were identified as Saiful Islam, 30, and Mahmuda Khatun, 26.
However, the identity of the other victim could not be ascertained till now.
According to locals, all the victims were RMG workers.
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Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Kanchpur highway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Moniruzzaman said that the Dhaka-bound Naf Paribahan minibus turned turtle on the road after hitting an excavator from behind in the Dewanbagh area at around 8pm.
“Three people died in the accident. Their bodies have been sent to the morgue for autopsy. Those who got injured were taken to different local hospitals for treatment,” said the police official.
“We have seized the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) excavator. A case will be filed soon in this regard
“Most of the bus passengers were RMG workers,” the OC added.