Three killed, 77 hurt in Panchagarh road crashes
Three people were killed and at least 77 hurt in separate road crashes in the Debiganj and Boda upazilas of Panchagarh, police said.
The deceased were identified as Tamij Uddin, 60, Hasibul Islam, 32, and Swapan Ali, 25, of Tentulia.
Fifteen of the 77 injured are still not out of the woods and were sent to the Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, reports UNB.
"The accident in Debiganj occurred at Lakshmirhat as a truck crashed into a bus in the afternoon. The bus, full of passengers, was returning home after Akheri Munajat (final prayers) of a three-day Ijtema (Congregation) in the upazila town. It overturned in the impact of the crash," Jamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Debiganj Police Station, said.
"One devout Muslim died at the scene and 26 others were injured. The injured were rushed to the upazila health complex. Five of them were referred to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital. However, the truck driver immediately fled the scene."
"The accident in Boda occurred at Chandanbari after the tyre of a bus burst. Two people were killed, and 51 were injured; all of them were returning from the congregation in Debiganj," Sujay Kumar Roy, officer-in-charge of Boda Police Station, said.
"The injured were taken to Boda Upazila Health Complex. Later, 10 of them were transferred to the Rangpur Medical College and Hospital."