B'baria road crash claims five lives
At least five people were killed and four others critically injured as a microbus hit a roadside tree after the driver lost control in Brahmanbaria's Bijoynagar upazila yesterday.
The accident took place on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Birpasha area around 2:30pm, said Hossain Sarker, officer-in-charge of Sarail Bishwaroad Highway Police Station, adding that the microbus driver was on the run after the accident.
He said all the victims, except one, were employees of mobile phone brand Oppo and they were on their way to Sylhet from Dhaka to attend a wedding.
The dead were identified as Apu, 33, and his wife Jhumur, 20, Rizon, 31, Hasan Zaman, 32, and Parash Kanti, 32, of south Goran area in the capital's Khilgaon area. Jhumur was a housewife.
The injured were admitted to Habiganj's Madhabpur upazila Health Complex in critical condition.
OC Sarker said highway police later found the driver Nabir Ali in Madhabpur around 9:30pm and arrested him.