“I’m so excited to see my family after 24 years,” read the Facebook status of Bangladeshi expatriate living in the US Ruhul Amin. However, before he could reach his home in Sylhet’s Beanibazar, he died in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday night. The accident also injured four more members of the family.
Deceased Ruhul Amin (38) was a US Green Card holder who went to the country as a boy and lived there for the last 24 years, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent.
Awaiting his return, his parents rented a microbus for him at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The tragic accident occurred when the microbus collided with a stone-laden truck coming from the opposite direction, sais Md Gias Uddin, sub-inspector (SI) of Khatihata Biswaroad Highway Police Outpost.
The collision killed Ruhul on the spot and injured five others. They are: Ruhul’s father Alim Uddin, younger brothers Nurul Amin and Fakhrul Amin, cousin Emran, and driver Badshah.
Quoting relatives, SI Gias said Ruhul -- eldest of five -- returned to Bangladesh on Wednesday after receiving his Green Card.
The accident might have occurred due to the microbus driver being tired and sleepy, the police official added.
Among the injured, Nurul Amin and Badshah are in critical condition. The injured were rushed to Brahmanbaria General Hospital and later shifted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
In another accident in Jamalpur, a man was killed at Sarmara area of Baksiganj upazila on Wednesday night, reports our Jamalpur correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Hajrat Ali (20). He died after the bike carrying him threw him off to avoid collision with an incoming tractor. Skidding off the vehicle, he sustained severe head injuries. He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to a local hospital, Baksiganj police said.