A former member of Bangladesh Army was killed and 15 people were injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in Magura sadar upazila Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Abu Hanif, 60, of Jashore district.
The accident occurred when a bus collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Magura-Jashore road in Katakhali Sheikhpara area, leaving Hanif dead on the spot, said Selim, sub-inspector (SI) of Magura Highway Police.
The injured were rushed to Magura Sadar Hospital, he added. “The driver and his assistants managed to flee.”
A complaint has been lodged at Magura police station.
Road accidents in Bangladesh continue to claim hundreds of lives every year.
As many as 543 people, including 81 children, were killed and 612 others injured in 427 road accidents in April, Road Safety Foundation said in its latest report released this month.
Source: United News of Bangladesh