Truck-bus collision kills 5 in Gaibandha

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Gaibandha, March 19: Five people, including a child, were killed and 16 injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Jumarghar on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in Gobindaganj upazila early Sunday.

One of the deceased was identified as Abdul Wahab Mia from Nilphamari and others could not be known immediately.

Officer-in-charge of Gobindhaganj Highway Police Station Abul Bashar said a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Shakil Paribahan’ skidded off the road and fell into the ditch while overtaking a truck around 3:00am, leaving four passengers dead on the spot and 17 others injured.

Three of the injured were admitted to Gobindaganj Upazila Health Complex and four to Bogra’s Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital (SZMCH) for treatment, the OC said.

The dead bodies were taken to the Gobindaganj Police Station, the OC added.

Gobindaganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Abdul Hannan said Tk10,000 will be given to the families of those killed in the road accident and TK5,000 to the injured each as financial help.

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