Road crash kills 5 in Cox’s Bazar
Five people, including two women, were killed and several others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a pickup van in Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar this morning.
The deceased were identified as Tarek Mia, 16, Ahmudul Karim, 18, Abu Syed, 60, Nurunnahar, 55, and her daughter Ayesha Begum, 13.
The accident took place at Fasiakhali area on Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway around 11:30am when a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus of ‘Unique Paribahan’ collided with a Chakaria-bound pickup van, locally known as ‘Magic vehicle’, leaving four dead on the spot, said Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Malumghat Police Outpost.
Nurunnahar succumbed to her injuries after she was rushed to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex.
The other injured were admitted to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex, Chittagong Medical College Hospital and Malumghat Christian Memorial Hospital. The number of people injured is yet to be known.
Meanwhile, police seized the vehicles.