7 killed, 15 injured in Bogura road crashes
At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents at Sherpur in Bogura on Wednesday.
Local sources said a truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Ghota Bat Tala area on the Dhaka-Bogura highway around 11:45 am after colliding head-on with a passenger bus that left six labourers of the truck dead and 11 others injured.
Five of the deceased were identified as Abdul Alim, Rabik Islam, Md Raju, Saddam Hossain, and Manjurul Islam, hailed from Jaldhaka upazila in Nilphamari district.
Being informed, four fire fighting units rushed to the spot and whisked the injured off to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
The bodies were kept at the hospital morgue.
A case was filed with Kundarhat highway police outpost in this connection, said its inspector Yamin Ud Daula.
The vehicles were seized but the bus driver and its assistant managed to flee away.
In another accident, Mridul Islam, 22, son of Rafiqul Islam, hailed from Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat, was killed in a collision between two trucks in Mahipur area around 5:30am.
The accident also left four other people injured who were, later, taken to the hospital, said Sherpur Police Station officer in-charge Humayun Kabir.