Three people were killed and 20 more were injured as a motorcycle, a bus and two three-wheelers collided in a pile-up near Haripur Bazar in Sylhet’s Jaintapur upazila on Wednesday.
Motorcycle rider Ataur Rahman Sunny, 30, and three-wheeler passengers Rokon Uddin, 45, and Tahmid Tasin, 10, paid with their lives.
All bus passengers suffered injuries, police said.
According to passengers of the bus, the accident occurred at 4.30 pm. The bus was heading to Jaflong from Sylhet, when suddenly a motorbike appeared in front, crossing a three-wheeler coming from the opposite direction. It was too late to avoid a catastrophe, and once things settled down a bit, a second three-wheeler was found caught up in the crash as well.
Jaintapur Police officer-in-charge (OC) Golam Dastagir Ahmed confirmed that three people were killed in the accident. The bodies were sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Morgue for autopsy.
He said the bus, motorcycle and two battery-powered three-wheelers have been handed over to the highway police. However, the driver and helper of the bus managed to escape.
Source: United News of Bangladesh