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3 killed in bus-car collision in Comilla

  • Published at 12:29 pm June 18th, 2021
Comilla accident 18 June 2021
The remains of a private car that was wrecked in a collision with a passenger bus on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sadar Dakkhin upazila, Comilla in the early hours of Friday, June 18, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The collision happened at a U-turn on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway

Three people have been killed as their private car collided with a passenger bus at a U-turn on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla.

The accident took place at around 2:30am on Friday, in Jorkanon area in the district’s Sadar Dakkhin upazila.

The deceased were identified as Belal Hossain, 35, who was the driver of the car, Mohammad Miraz, 18, and Mohammad Dulal, 52. Of them, Belal and Miraz were residents of Dhaka’s Khilagaon area, while Dulal was from Lakshmipur district’s Sadar upazila.

A few others were injured in the accident.

Speaking of the incident, Sub-Inspector Abdur Rahman of Mainamati highway police station in Comilla said the car was taking a U-turn in high speed from the Chittagong lane towards Dhaka, when it collided with a Dhaka-bound bus of Shyamoli Paribahan, coming from Khagrachhari.

Among the car’s passengers, Miraz and Dulal died on the spot.

Locals rescued the other passengers and took them to a local hospital, where driver Belal died later.

Upon receiving information, police went to the spot and seized the bus.

Sub-Inspector Rahman said the accident caused brief traffic congestion on the highway, which was cleared once the car wreck was removed from the highway.