Six die in Tangail road accident
At least six people died and seven others were injured as a truck rammed into a bus at Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Shawkat Hossain, 12, son of Sobahan, and Nur Nahar, 16, daughter of Nulu Khan, residents of Shahapur village in Harirampur upazila of Rangpur; Ashraful Islam, 34, son of Joynal Hossain, Sirajul Islam, 31, son of Parvej Hossain, Hannan Mia, 50, and Chunnu Mia, 32, son of Ratan Mia, of Ballagandhi village in Pirganj upazila of the same district.
Witnesses said the accident took place in Kurni area on the Dhaka-Tangail highway around in the morning when a Dhaka-bound vegetable-laden truck hit hard a standing passenger bus of Seba Classic Paribahan.
The bus from Rangpur went out of order in Kurni area on its way to Dhaka. Later, some of its passengers got off the bus and stood beside it.
At the point, the truck hit the bus from behind, leaving four four crushed under the bus and dead on the spot while several others injured.
Two more died on the way to Kumudini Hospital.
A total of seven injured person are undergoing treatment a the hospital where one of them is in critical condition.
Gorai Highway Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Md Mozaffar Hossain said the bodies were recovered and the truck was seized, but its driver managed to flee the scene.