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4 killed as truck falls into Turag river in Ashulia

  • Published at 01:59 pm January 29th, 2019
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Fire Service rescued the truck from a 40-feet deep ditch in Ashulia Boro Bridge area near Bypail-Abdullahpur highway on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Total three units of the fire service including a diver team recovered the bodies of the deceased around 11:30am.

Four people have been killed in a truck accident at Ashulia Boro Bridge area near Bypail-Abdullahpur highway. 

The deceased were identified as truck driver Mujahid Mia, 20, Md Arif, 18, Md Shahin, 32, and security guard Abdul Kader, 45.

The accident occurred as the truck plunged into a 40-feet deep ditch in the area around 5:30am on Tuesday.

Total three units of the fire service including a diver team recovered the bodies of the deceased around 11:30pm.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune Uttara Fire Service Senior Station Officer Shafiqul Islam said: "As soon as we were notified about the incident we rushed to the spot.

"We found four bodies while searching the accident area.  However, there was a delay in the rescue mission as the truck was completely submerged in water."

According to the police the brick-laden truck fell into the ditch when its driver lost control over the steering, leaving four people including the driver and helper missing.

When asked, Ashulia police station Officer-in-Charge Jabed Masud also confirmed the incident and said: "The bodies have been recovered and brought back to the police station. Necessary steps will be taken upon further investigation."