Three college students killed in Rajshahi bus mishap

Three college students killed in Rajshahi bus mishap

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Three students have been killed after a bus carrying Rajshahi College’s female students collided with another and fell into a roadside ditch at Paba Upazila, police say.
At least 20 others were also injured in the accident in front of the Katakhali Jute Mills around 1am Sunday.
Police identified the dead as first-year social works department’s Mahmuda Haque Tania, second-year management’s Sharmin Sultana and second-year history’s ‘Seema’.They died after being rushed to the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in critical condition along with 14 others, doctors say.
Motihar police OC Alamgir Hossain said the college bus, named ‘Lucky’, crashed head-on with a Rajshahi-bound ‘Islam Paribahan’ before falling into a roadside ditch.
Five firefighting units rushed to the scene and rescued 17 passengers, 15 of them students, said Rajshahi University Fire Service Team Leader Mostafizul Rahman.
RMCH Director Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin said three students had died after they were brought there.
The other 12 students and the bus’s driver and his assistant are being treated at the RMCH.
Those seriously injured are — fourth-year Islamic studies department’s ‘Munni’, first-year economics’ ‘Sumi’, second-year sociology’s ‘Afia’, fourth-year sociology’s ‘Khaleda’ and ‘Irin’, Islamic history’s ‘Shahina’ and ‘Moly’, second-year sociology’s ‘Adori’, fourth-year political science’s ‘Fazila’, botany final year’s ‘Laboni’, second-year political science’s ‘Setu’, and second-year economics’ ‘Tufani’.
Rajshahi College will mourn the deaths for four days while all academic activities for Monday have also been suspended, Principal Habibur Rahmna said.
He said the bus, on its way to Baneswar via Talamari, Binodpur and Katakhali, was carrying 40 female students.
“The bus met the accident after a stoppage at Katakhali but it is unclear how many students were on it at the time,” he said.- bdnews24.com

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