Minor dies in road accident, 44 injured

A minor girl was killed and 44 others were injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Highway at Chunti area of Lohagara upazila of the district on Friday afternoon.

However, the identity of the deceased could not be confirmed till the filing of this report.

Sub-Inspector Nurul Islam of Chunit Highway Police Outpost said a Chittagong bound Saudia Paribahan bus collided head-on with a Shyamoli Paribahan bus near the Forest Gate around 11am, leaving 45 passengers injured.

Of the injured, 10 sustained critical injuries and were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital while the others received primary treatment at the Upazila Health Complex and local clinics, said the SI.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Pankaj Baruea of CMCH Police Outpost said a girl aged about 13 years had succumbed to her injures after she was brought to the hospital.

The buses were in custody of Dohazari Highway Police Outpost, said SI Nurul Islam.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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