Three die in Munshiganj road crash

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-20
Published : 20 Sep 2016, 19:25:07

Three die in Munshiganj road crash

Three die in Munshiganj road crash
Three people, including a couple, were killed in a road crash in Shrinagar upazila of Munshiganj district on Tuesday.

Five others also injured in the accident, a head-on collision between a bus and human hauler, occurred at Shologhar on Dhaka-Mawa highway this noon, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Sukumar Mandal, 55, a resident of Deulbhog village in Shrinagar upazila, his wife Parul Mandal, and Farhad Hossain, 28, a resident of Ketoykhali village. Fiver others were also injured in the accident.

Witnesses said the Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Shwadhin Paribahan’ collided head-on with the human hauler while overtaking another bus around 1pm, leaving the couple dead on the spot and injured six other passengers of the human hauler.

As the injured were being whisked off to a local hospital, Farhad succumbed to his injuries on the way.

Following the accident, agitated locals blocked Dhaka-Mawa highway for about an hour, creating a five-kilometer-long tailback on both sides of the highway, said Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Shrinagar Circle Samsuzzaman Babu.

On information, police rushed to the spot and dispersed the gathering from the highway. –RH
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