5 killed in Sirajganj road accident


At least five people were killed and 14 others were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger bus in Konabari area of Kamarkhand upazila in Sirajganj on Tuesday morning.

Three of the deceased are Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, 60, son of late Moksed Ali of Shajahanpur police station in Bogura, Mohammad Hannan, 60, son of Abul Hossain of Belkuchi police station in Sirajganj, and Bimal Kumar, 4, son of Dhiren of Betgari area in Bogura's Sherpur upazila. 

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain confirmed the matter. 

He said that the accident took place at about 8:00 am on Bangabandhu Bridge West Link highway as Mymensingh-bound bus carrying passengers from Bogura crashed collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction, leaving the five people dead on the spot and 14 others injured.

The injured were taken to 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital, the OC said.

Mohammad Shariful Islam, a passenger of the bus, said that the truck overtook another vehicle and hit the bus.

Md Shamim Hossain, a doctor at emergency department of Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital, said two of the injured people were taken to the orthopedics department and the rest are in the medicine ward.