12:00 AM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:13 AM, September 11, 2018

BRTC bus unfit, other vehicle driven recklessly

Probe into September 2 accident in Rangpur finds

The bus of state-run BRTC was unfit for plying and another bus was driven recklessly, says a probe report, following a road accident in Rangpur more than a week ago.

On September 2, a bus of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and the other bus collided head-on in the city's CO Bazar area.

Eight people were killed and 19 others injured in the accident. All of the deceased were in the BRTC bus while the injured were aboard both the vehicles.

The state-run bus being unfit increased the number of casualties, finds the probe.

The other vehicle was trying to overtake a three-wheeler, the report further says.

Headed by Additional Deputy Magistrate Rashidul Mannaf Kabir, a three-member committee to investigate the incident was formed hours after the accident.

Other members were Maruf Hossain, assistant superintendent of police; and Abu Rafa Md Arif, a deputy director of Office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Rashidul handed over the probe report to DC Enamul Kabir yesterday.

After the accident, Sub-inspector Monowar Hossain of Sadar Police Station filed a case with the station accusing the drivers and helpers who are on the run.