Eight killed as bus hits wedding microbus

Eight killed as bus hits wedding microbus

Prothom Alo English Desk | Nov 22, 2019

The mangled microbus involved in an accident in Sreenagar, claiming 8 lives on 22 November, 2019. Photo: UNB

The mangled microbus involved in an accident in Sreenagar, claiming 8 lives on 22 November, 2019. Photo: UNB

 

Within a few weeks of enforcement of a new Road Transport Act, a fatal road crash in Munshiganj’s Sologhar of Sreenagar upazila claimed lives of eight people on Friday, reports UNB.

The deceased included two children and two women but their identities could not be known yet.

Asaduzzaman, additional police superintendent, Sreenagar Circle, said the Mawa-bound passenger bus of Swadhin Paribahan collided with the Dhaka-bound microbus in the area around 2:00pm, leaving all the eight microbus passengers dead on the spot.

Hedayetul Islam Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Sreenagar police station, said the microbus was carrying a bridal party to Kamrangirchar in Keraniganj from Konkoshar in Louhajang upazila.

All the bodies were kept at Sreenagar Upazila Health Complex, the OC said.

The road crash took place after the Road Transport Act came into effect on 1 November. The Road Transport Bill 2018 was passed by parliament on 19 September, 2018.

This law has a provision of maximum five years’ jail for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless or negligent driving.

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