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6 killed in Gopalganj road crash

  • Published at 03:50 pm July 29th, 2019
File photo: People seen standing beside wreckage after a bus rammed a parked truck in Gopalganj's Kashiani upazila on Monday, July 29, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Around 15 others were injured in the accident

Six people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus overturned at Vatiapara intersection in Kashiani upazila on Dhaka-Khulna highway yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Lokman Molla, 60, Gaffar Molla, 65, Kibria Molla, 50, Chan Mia, 30, Rabbi, 20 and Aslam Sheikh Kala, 35 of Jaladanga in Naragati upazila of Narail district.

Md Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kashiani police station, said the bus overturned on the road as its driver lost control over the steering and hit a stationary truck in the area at 11:30 am, leaving five people dead on the spot and 16 others injured.

Fire Service and Police rescued other injured passengers and admitted them to Kashiani Upazila Health Complex while five severely injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College and Hospital.

Later, Aslam Sheikh succumbed to his injuries at Faridpur Medical College and Hospital.