13 workers killed in Cumilla road crash


Cumilla, Jan 25: At least 13 brick-kiln workers were killed and five others were injured when a coal-laden truck overturned on the labour shed of a brick filed on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Narayanpur in Chouddagram upazila on Friday.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

The accident took place around 5:30 am when the truck turned turtle as its driver lost control over the steering while unloading coal and fell over the makeshift sheds of labours, leaving the 12 workers dead on the spot and injured six others, said Abdulla Al Mahfuz, officer-in-charge of Chouddagram Police Station.

Later, the injured were taken to local upazila health complex where another man died.

On information, police recovered the bodies.