7 killed as truck rams human-hauler

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Jhenaidah, Jan 13: Seven people were killed and four others injured as a truck rammed into a human-hauler in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenaidah district on Wednesday evening.

All the deceased were construction workers, and passengers of the human-hauler. They all were residents of Kalyanpur area under Sadar upazila, local sources.

Witness one Nazmul Hasan Sagor said a truck smashed into a human-hauler carrying 13 construction workers at Shrirampur Bus Stand around 6:30pm, leaving a few dead and others injured.

Around 8pm, 9 no. ward UP member Azad Hossain said bodies of seven people have, so far, been recovered, and the toll might increase.

Shailkupa Police Station officer in-charge Zahangir Hossain confirmed the matter. The injured were sent to hospital, he added.

Jhenaidah Fire Service and Civil Defense deputy assistant director Shamimul Islam had said seven people lost their lives in the road accident.

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