3 dead in collision involving bus, 2 other vehicles
Three people died and two others were injured after a bus collided with a paddy-laden van, which then hit another human haulier, in Sherpur upazila of Bogura.
The deceased were identified as Al Amin, 32, Gopal Sarkar, 28, and Nayeem, whose age could not be known yet, our Bogura correspondent reports quoting Nadir Hossain, station officer of Sherpur Fire Service and Civil Defence.
Drivers of the van and human haulier, Gopal Sarkar and Al Amin, died on the spot, said the fire service official.
Meanwhile Nayeem, a passenger of the human haulier, died while undergoing treatment at Bogura's Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical Hospital. All the deceased were residents of Sherpur upazila.
The incident took place around 5:30pm on the Bogura-Dhaka highway at Bhoga Bottola Italipara area.
"A van carrying paddy was going to Sherpur from Aminbazar when a bus of Shyamoli Paribahan, going from Rangpur to Dhaka, lost control and went to the other side of the road and hit the paddy-laden van. The vehicle then hit another human haulier in front of it," said Nadir.
Joynal Abedin Sarker, in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police Camp, told reporters that the bus was seized but the driver and assistant fled the spot.