Six killed in Panchagarh road crash


Panchagarh, November 08: Six people were killed and two others were severely injured after a bus rammed into a three-wheeler in Magurmari area on Panchagarh-Tetulia Highway on Friday.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Police and locals said the bus hit the three-wheeler while it was crossing an intersection at noon. Five people, including a new bride, died on the spot.

Another passenger of the three-wheeler died while being taken to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital.

Abdul Quader Jilani, officer-in-charge of Bhajanpur Highway Police, confirmed the casualties.

Niranjan Sarkar, Panchagarh Fire Service Station officer, said they faced obstacles from agitated locals when they tried to reach the spot.

Dr Mansur Alam of Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital said locals also blocked the road and vandalised an ambulance of the hospital.