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3 die in bus-truck collision in Bagerhat

Three people were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the busy Khulna-Mawa highway of Bagerhat district on Sunday, police said.

The deceased were identified as bus driver Abdullah Sheikh, 41, son of Azgarh Ali of Faridpur district, truck driver Jalal Hawladar, 40, son of Rustom Ali of Sadar upazila in Bagerhat, and Aias Sheikh, the two-year-old son of Masud Sheikh.

The accident occurred around 8.30am in the Palerhat area of Fakirhat upazila when the Dhaka-bound bus crashed into the truck coming from the opposite direction, said Sheikh Abul Hasan, in-charge of Mollahat Highway Police.

“The impact of the crash was such that the three died on the spot. The injured are being treated at a local hospital,” he said, adding that the two vehicles were compounded.

Source: United News of Bangladesh