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13 killed, 35 injured in Faridpur road crash

FARIDPUR, Feb 11, 2017(BSS)-At least 13 people were killed and 35 others injured when a passenger coach and a covered van carrying gas cylinders collided head on at Gajaria under Nagarkanda upazila on Dhaka-Khulna highway here around 11pm yesterday.

Fire service and hospital sources said both the Dhaka bound night coach of Hanif Paribahan from Narail and the covered van caught fire as the vehicles rammed into each other. The fatal inferno killed 11 persons on the coach and two on the covered van.

Fire Service Inspector Kamrul Hassan told BSS from the spot that the bodies were burnt beyond recognizable level.

The sources said two severely injured persons were sent to Dhaka while two were admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital. The other injured persons are taking treatment at several local hospitals.

Receiving the news of accident, fire fighting units from Bhanga and Muksudpur rushed to the spot and doused the blaze.

Relatives of the victims are rushing to Faridpur Medical College to identify the defaced bodies.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)