Four die as bus collides with truck on Munshiganj road

At least 21 others were injured in an accident involving a bus and a truck in Sreenagar
At least four people have died and 21 others injured amid Eid travels as a bus and a truck collided on the Bangabandhu Expressway in Sreenagar Upazila of Munshiganj.

As many as ten people were injured in the accident that occurred at Shologhar in Sreenagar at around 8:45 on Thursday, said Molla Zakir Hossain, chief of Hashara Police Station.

Three of the dead have been identified as Hazera Begum, 50, Saiful, 30, and Arif Majhi, 32. All three were passengers on the bus.

A Shariatpur Padma Travels bus headed from Dhaka towards Padma Bridge. The driver tried to speed past a truck, causing the two vehicles to crash. The rear end of the truck rammed the bus and one side of the vehicle was severely damaged and eventually broke off.

At least two people died on the spot, while the doctors declared two others dead after they were taken to the Shologhar Health Complex, said OC Molla Zakir.

Thirteen of the injured have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Shankar Kumar Pal, RMO of the Sreenagar Upazila Health Complex, and Dr Farhana Sayid of the emergency department. Four of them are in critical condition. Six others received first aid.

The accident caused congestion on the expressway for some time, but traffic began flowing after the bus was removed, police said.


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