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Road accident hurts 26 teachers, students in Ctg

Published : Friday, 3 February, 2023 at 11:00 PM  Count : 794

At least 26 teachers and students were injured in a head-on collision between a lorry and a Cox's Bazar- bound picnic bus on the Chattogram-Cox's Bazar highway under Lohagara upazila of Chattogram district early Friday.

The bus was going on an excursion to Cox's Bazar with teachers and students of the Political Science Department of Netrakona Government College, police said.

The accident occurred when a bus of Saukhin Paribahan collided head-on with a salt-laden lorry in Chonoti area around 5:30 am, leaving 26 teachers and students critically injured, said Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dohazari Highway thana, told journalists.

Alauddin Talukder, assistant sub-inspector (SI) of CMCH Police outpost said locals rushed the wounded to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) around 9:30 am today. Among them, three are in serious condition.

Both the vehicles were seized but their drivers managed to flee the scene, police sources added.

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