Truck plunge kills 16 in Rangpur

Truck plunge kills 16 in Rangpur

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Dhaka, Jun 24 – Sixteen people were killed and seven others injured as a cement laden truck fell ino a road-side ditch at Kolabari on Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur early Saturday.The identities of the deceased were not known. Most of the victims were residents of Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat district, said police.
The Officer-in-charge of Pirganj Police Station Rezaul Karim said a Rangpur-bound cement-laden truck skidded off the road and fell into a ditch around 5 am after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving 16 people dead on the spot and seven others injured.
The victims, mostly workers taken onboard the truck, were going to their village homes ahead of Eid, the OC said.
On information, police and fire brigade units rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.
Bedsides, the injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.- UNB

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