8 killed in Gopalganj road accident
Eight people, including five of two families, were killed and 25 others injured in a triangular collision among a bus, a private car and a motorcycle at Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj district on Saturday.
The accident happened on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Dakkhin Fukra area at about 11:00am.
The deceased were identified as Dr. Basudeb Kumar Saha, 52, son of Prafulla Saha, his wife Sibani Saha, 48, and son Sapnil Saha, 19, a student of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Azizur Islam, 44, Firoz Molla, 48, son of Peyar Ali, Ruma Begum, 40, wife of Firoz, Anik Babu, 28, and Yasmin Akter, 19, wife of Anik.
Locals said a private car carrying Dr Bashu Saha, his wife and son collided with a motorcycle. Instantly, a Dhaka-bound bus rammed into the private car which twisted and fell on a rice threshing machine next to the road. And the bus turned turtle on the road.
Seven people, including three of a family, died on the spot in the impact. Some 26 injured were rushed to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital, where one of them succumbed to his injuries
Of the deceased, Anik and his wife Yasmin were on the bike, while Firoz and his wife Ruma had been working on the farm land along the highway.
Gopalganj deputy commissioner Shahida Sultana and Kashiani Police Station officer in-charge Masud Raihan confirmed the matter.