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Ambulance-truck clash leaves 6 dead in Shariatpur

Published : 17 Jan 2023 09:55 PM | Updated : 18 Jan 2023 04:32 PM

At least six people were killed as an ambulance crashed into a speeding truck from behind near Padma Bridge in Jazira area of the district early hours of Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as ambulance driver Rabiul Islam,29, son of Kaushar Howladar, resident of Chandani Village in Dighalia thana in Khulna, its helper Jilanim, 28, son of Hiru Mridha, resident of Mostafapur Village in Rajair upzazilain Madaripur district, cancer patient Jahanara Begum,55, wife of Latif Mollah, resident of Karkhana village in Baufal of Patuakhali district, her daughter Lutfun Nahar Lima,28, Fazle Rabbi,28, son of Razzak Mallik, resident of Adampur Village in Dasmina of Patuakhali district and Bureau Chief of Daily Navachena of Barishal Md. Masud Rana, 38, son of Md. Sobahan Mridha, resident of village Basailin Agailjhra of Barishal district.

Shariatpur Fire Service's deputy assistant director (DAD) Md Amjad Hossain said the accident occurred around 4:30am when the Dhaka-bound ambulance from Barishal rammed into the truck loaded with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from behind in Jazira area of the district.

The accident left six persons dead on the spot, he said.

On information, police along with fire service officials rushed to the spot and brought the bodies to Jazira Upazila Health Complex, he added.

Jazira Upazila administration provided ten thousand taka to each family as humanitarian assistance, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md. Kamrul Hasan Sohel.

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