9 killed, 7 injured as relief-laden truck plunges into ditch in Bandarban

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Bandarban, September 21: At least nine people were killed and seven others injured as relief laden truck plunged into a road side ditch at Chakdhala area under Naikhyanchhari upazila in Bandarban district on Thursday morning.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Bandarban unit general secretary AKM Jahangir said the accident happened around 8:45 am when a relief laden truck of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society going to a temporary Rohingya refugee camp reached the area the driver lost control over the steering and fell into a road side ditch leaving nine people dead on the spot and seven others injured.

The injured were sent to upazila health complex.

Naikhyanchhari sadar union chairman Taslim Iqbal Chowdhury confirmed the incident.