At least nine people were killed and 29 others injured after a long-haul bus crashed into a lorry on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sonargaon of Narayanganj today.
A Chittagong-bound bus of “Tisha Plus” hit the lorry which was parked at the roadside in Murapara around 1:00pm, our local correspondent reports quoting witnesses and victims.
Two children, three women and four men are among the dead, said Traffic Police Inspector (admin) Molla Taslim Hossain. Four of them have been identified so far as Shuvo Saha, 19, Mohammad Yeasin, 38, Hena Akhter, 18, and her brother-in-law Ramim.
Four of the bodies were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bachchu Mia, sub-inspector in-charge of the hospital’s police outpost, told The Daily Star.
Hena, her husband Mijanur Rahman, and brother-in-law Ramim boarded the bus from Jajira area of Keraniganj, said Hena’s mother Jyotsna Begum.
She was taken to Madanpur Hospital in Naraynganj and was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the evening where doctors pronounced her dead around 6:15pm, said SI Bachchu.
Her husband is among the injured admitted at the hospital, the SI added.
Kajal Rani Saha, mother of deceased Shuvo, said that they boarded the bus from Kanchpur Bridge.
Further details in this regard were awaited.