Schoolgirl dies as bus runs over in city

Published: March 27, 2018 11:38:20 | Updated: March 27, 2018 13:15:57


A bus has run over and killed a schoolgirl in Dhaka’s Shaora area when she was returning home from private tuition on her uncle’s motorcycle.

Israt Jahan Ripti, a 10th grader at Shaheed Romijuddin School and College, was a resident of Nikunja 2 in Khilkhet.

A witness quoted the bus hit the motorcycle carrying Ripti and his maternal uncle ‘Liton’ on Airport Road around 5 pm on Monday.

”The girl fell off the motorcycle when the bus hit it. As the driver did not stop the bus, it ran over her head, and she died on the spot,” Asif Iqbal, one of the witnesses at the accident site who took Liton to the hospital said.

“The man was stuck with the bus. It dragged him around 100 metres. We stopped the bus and dragged him from beneath it,” he added.

Liton was first taken to Kurmitola General Hospital and later transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital when his condition deteriorated, reports bdnews24.

Khilkhet Police Station Sub-Inspector Shahidul Islam said they seized the bus.

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