3 killed in Gopalganj road accident

Published : 18 Nov 2022 09:01 PM | Updated : 18 Nov 2022 09:01 PM

Three people, including the driver of a truck and the supervisor of a bus, were killed and eight others were injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gopinathpur area under Sadar upazila of Gopalganj district on Thursday night.

Two of the deceased were identified as bus supervisor Ashik, 27, son of late Asaduzzaman, resident of Sriramkandi village of Tungipara upazila, and truck driver Sohag, 30, son of Abdur Rahman, resident of Chatul village of Boalmari upazila in Faridpur district. 

The identity of the other deceased could not be known immediately.

Police inspector of Bhatiapara Highway Abu Naeem Mofazzel Haque said a Tungipara-bound Imad Paribahan bus from Dhaka hit the parked sand-laden truck from behind in the area around 10.45pm last night, leaving three people dead on the spot and eight others injured.

Police and Fire Service personnel rescued the injured and took them to Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital, he added.