Cox's Bazar Truck overturns; Sylhet bus-truck collide: 8 die

Cox’s Bazar Truck overturns; Sylhet bus-truck collide: 8 die


Cox’s Bazar, Jul 16 – Five people were killed and nine others injured as a bamboo-laden truck overturned in front of Balukhali customs office in Ukhia Upazila on Monday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Ekramul Siddik, the assistant commissioner of Ukhia Upazila, said the bamboo-laden truck overturned on four human haulers and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw standing beside it around 9 am after the driver lost control over steering, leaving five people dead on the spot and nine others injured.
Meanwhile, three people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured in a road accident involving four vehicles in Lalabazar area of Dakkhin Surma upazila on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Sheuli Chakrabarti, 50, wife of Jotin Biswas Chakrabarti of Tajpur in Osmaninagar upazila, Kajol Patra, 45, son of Amal Patra of Thakurermati village in Jaintapur upazila, and Mahbubul Alam, 30, son of Ashik Ali hailing from the same area.
Witnesses said a Sherpur-bound bus collided with a truck at the place around 12:30 pm.
Soon, another bus and a motorcycle crashed into the accident-ridden vehicles, leaving
Mahbubul and Kajol dead on the spot and 31 other people injured.
The injured were taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where Sheuli succumbed to her injuries. – UNB


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