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Car-truck collision kills 5 BCL, Juba League men in Khulna

  • Published at 06:55 pm February 10th, 2019
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Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel are seen near a damaged car which collided head-on with a truck on Khulna-Rupsa Bypass Road in Khulna's Harintana Gate area on Sunday, February 10, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The crash killed three passengers of the car and two pedestrians on the spot

Five people have been killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a car in Harintana Gate area of Khulna Sunday night.

The incident took place on Khulna-Rupsa Bypass Road, in front of Labanchara police station, of the city around 10:45pm, police said.

Labanchata police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Shafiqul Islam said four of the deceased were identified as Bangladesh Chhatra League activists: Mahmud Hasan Babu, Walid Mahmud Utshob, Shaju Ahmed, Animul Islam Gazi, all hailing from different places in Gopalganj. The fifth victim was identified as Gopalganj Juba League activist Sadikul Alam.

Quoting witnesses, OC Shafiqul said the Khulna-bound truck, carrying cement, had collided with the Bagerhat-bound car, leaving three passengers of the car and two pedestrians dead on the spot.

After being notified, police and fire-fighters arrived at the scene and recovered the bodies of the deceased.

The truck was later impounded by police. Its driver, however, managed to flee the scene right after the accident and is yet to be apprehended.

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