7 killed in Dhamrai road crash
At least seven people were killed as two buses from opposite directions hit a private car on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Dhamrai this afternoon.
The accident took place in Bathulia area of Dhamria upazila around 3:15pm, Al Amin, a sub-inspector of Dhamrai Police Station, told The Daily Star.
The victims are: Monowar Hossain, 34, his wife Farida Begum, 25, their son Tawhid Miskat, 2, and daughter Toha, 4, and their relative Delowara, 28, her grand-daughter Samia, 3, and Farroque, 28, driver of the private car, reports our correspondent quoting Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Golor Highway Police Station.
Manikganj-bound bus of Sohag Paribahan from Dhaka and a Dhaka-bound bus of Padma Line from Manikganj hit the private car when it was crossing the road, leaving all passengers of the private car and its driver dead on the spot, the OC said.
The rest two were declared dead while undergoing treatment at Manikganj Sadar Hospital, the police officer said.
At least 10 passengers of both the buses also sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment at different local clinics and hospital.
The victims were supposed to attend a bridal party at their village house in Dhamrai Atigram, police said.
Police seized the two buses and brought at Dhamrai Police Station, but both the drivers managed to flee away.