Medical &Health

Patient among 6 dead as ambulance crashes into truck in Shariatpur

At least six people were dead as an ambulance crashed into a speeding truck near Padma Bridge South police station in Shariatpur's Zajira upazila early Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Jahanara Begum, 55, a patient; her daughter Lutfun Nahar Lima, 30; health worker Fazle Rabbi, 28; ambulance driver Jilani, 28; helper Rabiul Islam, 26; and Masud Rana, 30, Barishal Bureau Chief of Dainik Navchetna Patrika.

Suruj Uddin Ahmed, inspector (Investigation) of Padma Bridge South Police Station, said the accident occurred around 4:45am when the Dhaka-bound ambulance from Shibchar rammed into the truck loaded with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from behind at Shariatpur's Zajira area, leaving the six dead on the spot.

Patient among 6 dead as ambulance crashes into truck in Shariatpur

On information, police along with fire service officials rushed to the spot and brought the bodies to Zajira Upazila Health Complex, he added.

The bodies will be handed over to their families after due procedures, said the inspector.

Source: United News of Bangladesh