2 killed, 6 injured as lorry hits microbus in Chattogram
Two persons were killed and six were injured as a lorry hit a microbus carrying a group of musicians on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Chattogram's Mirsarai upazila early today.
The deceased were identified as Partha Pratim Guha (50) and Md Hanif (42), said police.
The group was going to Cox's Bazar from Dhaka in a microbus to perform in a show when a Dhaka-bound lorry hit it in Sonapahar area around 5:20am, said Sub-Inspector Ishaq Miah of Jorarganj Highway Police Outpost.
On information, police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured. They were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), the SI said.
Partha died on the spot while Hanif succumbed to his injuries at CMCH around 7:00am, he added.
All the deceased and injured were passengers and driver of the microbus, the police official said.
Police seized the lorry but the driver and helper managed to flee the scene.