Bus, truck collide head-on in Gopalganj, two dead

Published: January 08, 2018 11:25:11 | Updated: January 08, 2018 17:55:00


Google map showing Gopalganj district.

A woman and a bus driver were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gonapara area of Gopalganj sadar upazila early Monday.

The deceased have been identified as Mala Begum, 35, wife of one Sobhan, a resident of Morelganj upazila in Bagerhat, and the bus driver Sheikh Shahon, 48, son of Sheikh Kabir, a resident of Bogail village in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur district, according to a news agency.

The accident took place at about 1:30am when the Khulna-bound 'Banaful Paribahan' bus collided with the electric wire-laden truck, leaving the duo dead on the spot and ten other bus passengers injured, said Shawkat Hossain, sub-inspector of Sadar upazila.

The injured passengers were admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital.

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