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5 killed in Sylhet road accident

  • Published at 12:15 pm May 2nd, 2021
Sylhet road accident
The aftermath of the road accident in Sylhet which left five people dead on Sunday, May 2, 2021Dhaka Tribune

The accident left two other people severely injured

Five people including two children have been killed as a truck hit a CNG-run autorickshaw on Sylhet-Tamabil highway.

The accident happened at the highway's Ferighat area under Jaintiapur upazila in Sylhet around 7am on Sunday.

Confirming the matter, Jaintiapur police station Officer-in-Charge Golam Dastagir said six members of a family were on their way to a funeral when their CNG-run autorickshaw was hit by a Jaflong-bound truck, killing four of them and the driver on the spot.


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The deceased are -- Sadia Begum, 35, her five-month old baby Sahadat Hossan, daughter Sabia Begum, 7, her sister-in-law Habibunnesa, 33, from Jaintiapur's Rupcheng village; and the CNG-run autorickshaw driver Hossain Ahmed, 35, of the upazila's Pakhibil village.

Meanwhile, deceased Sadia’s brother-in-law Md Jakaria, 50, and his wife Hasina Beguma, 40, got severely injured in the accident and were rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

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