3 die as truck falls into river in Rangamati

At least three persons were killed when a truck fell into a river on Tuesday, following the collapse of a Bailey bridge in Rangamati district, police said.

The accident occurred around 7 am when the truck laden with brick-chips was crossing the river in Kutuk Chhari. And in no time, the ill-fated vehicle heading towards Naniarchar on the Rangamati-Khagrachari road submerged in the waters.

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Police said they rushed to the spot immediately after being alerted by passersby. Rescue operations were initiated soon with the help of the Army, BGG and firefighters, an official said.

“Within a couple of hours, the three bodies were fished out of water. But the bodies are yet to be identified. All we know is that the deceased include the truck driver and two helpers,”said Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rangamati Kotwali police station.

AKM Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner of Rangamati, visited the spot later in the day and ordered the authorities concerned to take immediate measures for restoring road communication in the area.

Source: United News of Bangladesh