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6 killed in Tangail road accident

  • Published at 09:19 am December 4th, 2020
Road accident Tangail
A truck hits a bus from behind killing at least six people in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail on Friday, December 4, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Five more people have been injured

At least six people have been killed and five others were injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail.

The accident took place in Kurni area on Friday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Chunnu Miya, 34, Sirajul Islam, 31, Ashraful Islam, 34, Hannan Mondal, 50, Nurun Nahar, 16, and Shawakat Hossain, 12.

Five among the deceased are bus passengers and one of them, Chunnu, is the truck driver's assistant, said sources from police and locals.

Gorai highway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozaffar Hossain said a Dhaka-bound bus of Seba Classic Paribahan from Rangpur went out of order after it reached Kurni.

It was parked beside the road for repairs while passengers got off the bus and stood nearby it.

At the moment, a speeding Dhaka-bound truck laden with vegetables hit the bus from behind, leaving four people dead on the spot, the OC said.

The injured were rushed to different hospitals and two of them died at Kumudini Hospital, he said. 

Several of the injured are in critical condition, he added.