A speeding bus of Star Line crashed into a road divider on Dhaka-Chattogram highway, killing one and injuring at least 15 passengers in Narayanshar area of Cumilla’s Burichang upazila around 9am yesterday.
The deceased, Ziauddin, died while being treated at Cumilla Medical College Hospital.
Mahbubur Rahman, sub-inspector of Nazira Bazar police outpost, said, “The accident occurred after the driver lost control over the bus while trying to evade a bicycle-rider. It then crushed into the divider and overturned.”
An army team helped police rescue the passengers. The injured were taken to hospitals in Cumilla for preliminary treatment.
Meanwhile, at least two people were killed and six were injured in two districts during the last two days, report our correspondents and a news agency.
In Faridpur, Abul Kashem Sheikh (55) was killed and four were injured after an unidentified vehicle hit the cow-laden truck carrying them in Nowpara Mor area on Dhaka-Khulna highway of Madhukhali upazila on Saturday night.
Quoting locals, police said after the collision, Abul and four others, including the truck driver, were injured.
Locals took them to the upazila health complex. Abul was referred to Faridpur Medical College Hospital as his condition worsened. He died on the way there around 8pm the same night.
In Bagerhat town, Quamrul Islam (35) was killed and two were injured after their motorbike crashed into a stationary truck in Kachabazar area around 11:30pm on Saturday, said police.
Police said the collision initially left the three injured. On information, firefighters rescued and took them to a hospital where doctors declared Quamrul dead.
The other two -- Pintu Talukdar and Jakir Hossain -- are undergoing treatment at the hospital, they added.