Three die, twenty hurt after bus rams into truck in Rajshahi

Published: September 21, 2018 11:34:52 | Updated: September 21, 2018 13:16:54

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Three people were killed and at least 20 others injured when a bus rammed into a truck stranded on roadside in Tarapur area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway under Puthiya upazila in Rajshahi district today (Friday).

Two of the deceased were identified as Rizu, 25, helper of the bus, and Jakir Hossain, 28, driver of the truck. But, the identity of another deceased could not be known immediately.

Police and locals said the injured people were sent to different nearby healthcare centres and hospitals, including Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, BSS reported.

The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound night coach of Shyamoly Paribahan from Chapainawabganj rammed into a sand-loaded stranded truck on the road in early hours, Officer-in-Charge of Puthiya Police Station Shakil Uddin Ahmed told reporters.

On information, he said, police and members of fire service and civil defense rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation with help of locals.

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