Bus-truck collision leaves 13 dead in Faridpur

Bus-truck collision leaves 13 dead in Faridpur

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Dhaka, Feb 10 – At least 13 people were killed in a fatal road accident on Dhaka-Khulna Highway at Nagarkanda in Faridpur on Friday night.The accident took place around 11:20pm when a bus and a truck collided head-on, killing the 13 people on the spot, said Momtaz Uddin, an officer at Faridpur Fire Service.
He said the deceased could not be identified immediately.
According to another report, Fire Service’s Bhanga Station officer Shamsuddoha said five bodies were recovered.
“There are more burnt people inside the bus. We are checking,” he added.
The number of injured persons was not immediately available.
The officials could not also provide the details of the accident immediately.
There were unconfirmed reports that the truck was carrying gas cylinders and the collision sparked a fire.- UNB

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