A child was severely injured and her left arm severed from her body when she was struck by a bus in Bogura's Sherpur upazila.
Sumi Khatun, 8, was brought to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex on Sunday afternoon where doctors amputated her arm. She has been transferred to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College in Bogura town.
Eyewitnesses said a bus ran Sumi over when she was trying to cross the road around 1pm in the Battala area.
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Local sources said Sumi is the daughter of Dulal Kha, a store clerk from Fultola village. She studies in Class 1 at the local Brac School.
Sumi was seen crying in pain in a hospital bed. The child was accompanied by her mother, who could not say anything about the accident due to apparent mental health issues.
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Sherpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Rafiqul Islam said he was aware of a child being injured in an accident in the Battala area.
“She was sent to the hospital in an ambulance. We were occupied with a minister's visit and could not check up on her,” he said.
Bogura Chhilimpur Outpost in-charge Sub-Inspector Aziz Mandal said the child was brought to SZRMCH around 5:30pm from the local health complex.