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Truck flips over, kills 13 workers in Comilla

  • Published at 03:43 am January 25th, 2019
Comilla road accident
Locals and emergency services surround a truck that flipped over and crushed 13 sleeping workers when it was parked beside a shed to unload coal in Chauddagram, Comilla on Friday Dhaka Tribune

Seven of the deceased are from the same family

On Friday morning, a truck flipped over and crushed a workers’ shed in Comilla, killing 13 sleeping workers and injuring five others.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Chauddagram police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdullah Al Mahfuz said: “Around 7:30am on Friday the truck was parked near the brick field to unload coal, when it suddenly flipped over and crushed the shed housing labourers, near Narayanpur in Chauddagram.

“Ten of the deceased victims are from the Hindu community, of which seven are from the same family.”

They are: Ranjit Chandra Roy, 30; Md Mursalin, 18; Md Masum, 18; Tarun Chandra Roy, 25; Md Selim, 28; Biplob, 19; Monoranjan Roy, 19; Shakkar Chandra Roy, 22; Dipu Chandra Roy, 19; Amit Chandra Roy, 20; Minal Chandra Roy, 21; Bikash Chandra Roy, 28; and Kanak Chandra Roy, 34.

“Locals and emergency services arrived at the spot to conduct a search and rescue operation. The driver and helper of the truck are currently on the run.”

Comilla Deputy Commissioner Md Abul Fazal Mir and Additional Superintendent of Police Abdullah Al Mamun have visited the scene of the accident.

The deputy commissioner and the brick field owner have donated Tk20,000 and Tk10,000, respectively, to each of the deceased victims’ families.

The additional superintendent of police said a four-member committee has been formed to investigate the accident.

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