At least eight people, including a minor, were killed and several injured as a bus hits a microbus on Chattogram-Cox's Bazar highway in Lohagara upazila early today.
A bus of Relax Paribahan rammed a microbus at Chunati of Chattogram’s Lohagara upazila around 1:00am, leaving eight people dead on the spot, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Inspector Md Alamgir, in-charge of Chunati police outpost, told The Daily Star.
Mizanur Rahman, in-charge of Dohazari Highway Police Station confirmed the identities of the seven deceased.
They are Taslima, 20, Abdus Shukkur, 28, (Moheshkhali); Hasina Momtaj, 45, (Sadar); Nurul Huda, 25, (Chakaria); Sadiya, 2, (Sadar) of Cox’s Bazar district and Afzal Hossain Sohel, 30, (Lohagara) and Abu Sayem, 22, (Banshkhali) of Chattogram.
All the deceased were the passengers of the microbus. It could not be confirmed whether they are from a single family, the police official said.
Informed, police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies and sent the injured persons to a local hospital, he said.