HSC candidate killed as bus smashes auto-rickshaw in Sylhet

An HSC candidate was killed and four others were injured after a bus smashed an auto-rickshaw at Bishwanath upazila in Sylhet district on Thursday.

The incident took place on the Jagannathpur road in Purba Chandshirkapon area this morning.

Deceased Fahim Ahmed, 18, was son of Piar Ali, a resident of Konarai village in the upazila. He was supposed to participate in this year’s HSC examination from Bishwanath Government Degree College.

Bishwanath Police Station inspector Zahidul Islam said a passenger-carrying bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from the opposite direction, leaving five auto-rickshaw passengers injured.

Among the injured Fahim was rescued in critical condition and taken to Sylhet M A G Osmani Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Legal steps in this regard are under process, the inspector added.

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