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Natore road accident: Probe body begins work

  • Published at 11:16 pm August 28th, 2018
The wreckage of the human hauler and the crashed bus involved in the accident in Natore's Lalpur upazila that left 15 dead on Saturday, August 25, 2018 <strong>Kamal Mridha/Dhaka Tribune</b>
The wreckage of the human hauler and the crashed bus involved in the accident in Natore's Lalpur upazila that left 15 dead on Saturday, August 25, 2018 Kamal Mridha/Dhaka Tribune

The six-member committee, led by Additional Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division Shafiqul Islam, first inspected the site of the accident and spoke to witnesses

A government probe committee arrived in Natore yesterday to begin investigating  the road accident that killed 15 people and injured 14 others in Kadimchilan area of Lalpurupazila on Saturday.

The six-member committee, led by Additional Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division Shafiqul Islam, first inspected the site of the accident and talked with different witnesses.

“The district commission has continued providing full cooperation to the committee to help them investigate,” Shahina Khatun, deputy commissioner of Natore, said.

“I hope the committee members will ask for safer roads, as well as ensure justice for the perpetrators.”

The other members of the committee are: Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Director (operation) Shitangshu Shekhar Biswas; Police Superintendent of Gazipur highway police Shafiqul Islam; Associate Prof of Buet, Kazi Md SifanNewaz; General Secretary of NirapadSarak Chai (We Demand Safe Roads), SM Azad Hossain; and Head of News of Baishakhi TV, Ashok Chowdhury.

Police have filed a case against seven people, including the owners and drivers of the two vehicles involved in the crash.