15 killed in Sirajganj, Sunamganj road crashes

15 killed in Sirajganj, Sunamganj road crashes

In Sirajganj, the accident took place on Dhaka-Pabna Highway when a passenger bus collided with a human hauler around 12:45pm.

“Eight people were killed on the spot,” said Dewan Koishik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model Police Station.The injured were taken to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital.

In Sunamganj, at least seven people were killed and eight others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Dakshin Sunamganj upazila.

The accident took place in patharia around 8am. All seven victims were killed on the spot, police said.

Four of the deceased were identified as Md Sagar Mia, 16, son of Istu Mia; Md Limon Mia, 17, son of Fazal Mia; Afzal Mia, son of Md Alim of Durbokanda village in Dakshin Sunamganj Upazila.

The fourth victim was human hauler driver Md Noman, 28, son of Ali Akbar of Gagli village of the upazila.

Both vehicles fell into a roadside ditch after the accident, said Md Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Dakshin Sunamganj Police Station.Police rescued the injured and sent them to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital. Two of the injured were shifted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition, the OC added.

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