4 killed at DMCH gate as ambulance ploughed through crowd

4 killed at DMCH gate as ambulance ploughed through crowd

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Dhaka-Four people and a baby in its mother womb were killed and five others injured as an ambulance ploughed through a crowd in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) here on Saturday morning.Three of the deceased were identified as Gulenur Begum, 25, wife of Feroz Miah, her son Shakib, 7, a class two student, hailing from Chhoto Baizda village in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali district, and Amena Begum Surjya, 30, a six-month expecting mother and wife of Zakir Hossain of Havaspur village in Keshobepur upazila of Jessore district.
Sub-inspector Bachchu Miah, also in-charge of the DMCH police camp, said the private ambulance, ’Manab Seba’, hit 10 people at the entrance of the emergency unit of the hospital near the DMCH police box around 9am, leaving Shakib and an unidentified beggar, 45, dead on the spot and eight others injured.
The injured people were admitted to the hospital where doctors declared Shakib’s mother Gulenur dead. Gulenur’s another eight-month old son Akash was among the injured.
Gulenur along with family members came to the DMCH for the treatment of her son Shakib, who was injured in a road accident at their village on Friday.
Injured Amena Begum Surjya, 30, was admitted to the emergency unit of the hospital where doctors decaled her unborn child dead.
Later, Surjya also succumbed to her injuries at the incentive care unit (ICU) of the hospital around 6:15pm.
Police seized the ambulance and arrested its helper, Sohel, as he was driving it, the police officer said.

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