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4 brothers killed in Cox’s Bazar road crash, 5 injured

Four brothers were killed as a pickup van knocked them down on Cox’s Bazar-Chatogram highway in Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Anupam Shil, 47, Nirupam Shil, 45, Dipak Shil,40 and Champak Shil, 30, sons of late Suresh Chandra Shil of Dulahazra union in Chakaria upazila.

Their five siblings injured in the accident are Plabon Shil,22, Raktim Sharma, 33, Sharan Shil, 24, Hira Shil, 32,and Munni, 30.

The accident occurred at 5 am near Memorial Christian Hospital at Malumghat area in Chakaria when the nine siblings were crossing the road, said witnesses.

The pickup van hit them when they were returning home after offering prayers for their father in a nearby temple, leaving all injured.

Local people rescued them and took them to a local hospital where doctors announced the four dead, said Safayat Hossain, In-charge of Malumghat Highway police station.

The pickup van has been seized and efforts are on to arrest the driver, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh