13 Killed, 9 injured in Chuadanga road accident

CHUADANGA, Mar 26, 2017 (BSS) -At least 13 people were killed and nine others injured as a truck rammed into a locally assembled human hauler 'Votovoti' at Joyrampur village on the Chuadanga-Darsana road in Damurhuda upazila of the district this morning.

The deceased were identified as Abdar, 48, Billal, 40, Akkqbar, 40, Ijjat Ali, 60, Rafiqul, 35, Nozir, 30, Lal Mohammad, 35, Billal, 40, Joge, 40, Shanto, 22, Hafizur, 40, Shafiqul, 35 and Shahin, 35, all residents of Barabaldia village under Damurhuda upazila of the district, police said.

At the time of accident, the Votovoti was going from Damurhuda upazila to Alamdanga upazila carrying labourers.

Sub-Inspector (SI) of Damurhuda Thana Amzad Hossain said the accident occurred when the human hauler collided head-on with the sand-laden truck in the area around 7.15am, killing eight of the labourers on the spot and five others succumbed to their injuries at Chuadanga Sadar Hospital.

Rest of the injured persons is being treated at the hospital, police added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)