One person killed, 39 injured in road accident in Gopalganj

One person killed, 39 injured in road accident in Gopalganj

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Truck driver Gaffar Hawlader was killed and 39 others were injured when a truck collided head-on with a passenger bus at Malenga area under Gopalganj Sadar upazila of the district this morning.Police of Boltoli outpost under Gopalganj Sadar Thana said a Dhaka bound bus from Gopalganj collided head-on with a Fakirhat bound truck from Bhola at Malenga area on Gopalganj-Tekerhat road at about 8-30am and 40 persons on board of both the truck and bus were injured.Receiving information, Fire Service people, police and local people rescued and sent them to Gopalganj Sadar hospital and Khulna Medical College Hospital.Among the injured, 21 persons were sent to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital. Seriously injured truck driver Gaffar Hawlader was sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital for treatment.The rests were released after giving first aid. Truck driver Gaffar Hawlader succumbed to his injuries at Khulna medical College Hospital.The driver and helper of the bus fled away but police seized both the bus and truck. A case was filed with Gopalganj Sadar Thana in this connection. None was arrested. -BSS, Gopalganj

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