Road crash: Minister's son among 6 killed on Bangabandhu bridge
At least nine people, including the son of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman, were killed in separate road crashes on the Bangabandhu bridge in Tangail and Chuadanga today.
In the first accident on the bridge around 5:30am, an eight-vehicle pile-up killed at least five people and injured about 40 others, our Tangail correspondent reports.
Abdur Razzak, a sub-inspector of Bangabandhu Bridge East Side Police Station, said five people were killed. Only a bus driver Ruhul Amin, 26, could be identified.
In the second accident on the bridge around 9:30am, a bus collided with a private car leaving one person dead and at least 10 hurt, the sub-inspector said.
One of the victims of the two crashes was Sharif Rana, 41, son of the land minister, according to Abul Kalam Azad, the son in-law of the minister.
In Chuadanga, three people were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between two buses on Damurhuda-Darshana road around 8:30am, our Kushtia correspondent reports.
Liakat Ali, officer-In-Charge (OC) of Damurhuda Police Station said a Darshana bound Purbasha Paribahan collided head-on with and Chuadanga bound Deluxe Paribahan.
The deceased were identified as Dulal, 37, driver of Purbasha bus, Shanti Mia, 35, driver of Deluxe bus, and a passenger Arosh Ali, 25.
The killed people were identified as driver of Purbasha Paribahan Dulal, 37, driver of Deluxe Paribahan Shanti Mia, 35 and passenger Arosh Ali, 25 of Purbasha Paribahan.
Local people rescued the injured and rushed to Chuadanga sadar hospital and Damurhuda upazila health complex. Conditions of at least four people were said to be critical.
OC said the accident might have occurred over poor visibility due to heavy fog.