9 killed in Panchagarh bus-truck collision

9 killed in Panchagarh bus-truck collision

Prothom Alo English Desk |  Oct 26, 2018

.At least nine people, including a woman and her minor son, were killed and 25 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Dashmile in Sadar upazila in Panchagarh on Friday evening, reports UNB.

Two of the deceased are Lovely, wife of Saidul Islam, and their son Yamin of Jot Hasna in the upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Akkas Ali said the Tentulia-bound bus from the district town collided head-on with the truck carrying electric poles from Bhajanpur in the upazila around 7:45pm.

The accident left five people dead on the spot and 29 others injured, he said, adding that four of the injured were declared dead at hospital.

Police, firefighters and locals rescued the injured and took them to Panchagarh modern sadar hospital from where some of them were sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Most of the victims hailed from Bhajnpur and Banglabandha in the upazila, police said.

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