Five killed, 15 hurt in Sirajganj bus-truck collision | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:45 AM, February 24, 2021

Five killed, 15 hurt in Sirajganj bus-truck collision

Two others die in road accident at Chapainawabganj

Seven people were killed and 15 injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.

In Sirajganj, a bus and a truck collided head-on at Konabari near Bangabandhu Bridge West Zone, leaving at least five people dead and 15 injured, said police.

The truck driver and four bus passengers died on the spot. Of them, three were identified as Md Fazlur Rahman (70), a freedom fighter from Bogura; Bimal Kumar Das (45) from Sherpur upazila; and Abdul Hannan (55) from Belkuchi, Sirajganj, said the law enforcers.

Identities of two other deceased could not be known immediately.

Md Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Banagabandhu Bridge West Zone Police Station, said the accident took place around 8am on Bangabandhu Bridge Link Road as a Dhaka-bound bus of Jugantor Paribahan from Bogura collided with an oil-laden truck going to Sirajganj.

The bus driver lost his control over the steering after one of the vehicle's front wheels got punctured, said Nurul Islam, adding, "Eventually, it hit the oncoming truck."

Police and fire fighters rushed the spot and rescued the injured who were admitted to Sirajganj General Hospital.

In Chapainawabganj, two motorcyclists were killed as a truck hit a motorcycle from the opposite direction on Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port highway at Ranihati in Shibganj upazila.

Abdul Hamid (24) and Abdur Rahim from Shibganj died on the spot, said police.

Shibganj Police Station OC Farid Hossain said during the accident occurred around 12pm the truck was going to Sonamasjid land port from Chapainawabganj town.

Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

The law enforcers seized the truck and detained its driver.

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