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3 BAEC officials among 4 killed in Savar road crash

Published : 05 Jun 2022 11:47 PM | Updated : 06 Jun 2022 04:21 PM

Four people, including three officials of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) were killed and at least 12 others injured in a tragic road mishap in Savar, located on the outskirts of the capital.

The deceased were identified as Arifuzzaman, a senior scientific officer at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment; Kauser Ahmed Rabbi, an engineer, Puja Sarkar, a scientific officer and Rajib, driver of the bus carrying the officials.

It was known after visiting Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar that 12 other officials who were also critically injured in the same incident were admitted to the hospital and undergoing treatment.

The injured were identified as Subrata Saha, Robin Barman, Farzana Akhter, Leah, Shahabuddin, Md Imran Hossain Sourav, Nur Alam, Momin Byapari, Alamgir Alam Bhuiyan, Salam Bhuiyan, Rakonuzzaman and Tanvir. All are officials of Atomic Energy Research Commission in Savar.

Police said, “A passenger bus, while taking a U-turn at Boliarpur area on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar at around 10am, collided with a bus carrying officials of the Atomic Energy Research Commission. At the same time another Dhaka-bound goods truck hit the front of the bus, leaving two people dead on the spot and others Injured. The injured were later taken to Savar's Enam Medical College Hospital for treatment, where duty doctor declared the injured persons dead.

Atiqur Rahman, OC Highway police station said that the bodies were recovered from the spot after the incident and the injured were rushed to Enam Medical College Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, upon receiving the news, the Minister of Science and Technology, Yeafesh Osman (and the Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Dr Md Azizul Haque along with other higher officials rushed to Enam Medical College Hospital.

They expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and sought medical treatment for the injured.

The Minister told media, “The officials we have lost today have no replacement. Today we have lost a few very talented officials who were the assets of the country.”

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