Road crash kills three in Rangpur

RANGPUR Three persons were killed and three others

injured in a road accident at Bachhurbandha point on the Rangpur-Saidpur

highway in Taraganj upazila of the district today.

The accident occurred when a Saidpur-bound night coach from Dhaka hit a

Rangpur-bound ambulance in the area from opposite directions at 7:30 am

killing two persons aboard the ambulance on the spot and injuring four

others.

Driver of the night coach lost control over the steering after one of

its front wheels punctured and hit the ambulance causing the mishap,

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Taraganj Highway Police Station Golam Kibria told

BSS.

Being informed, police rushed to the spot, rescued the injured persons

and sent them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where the injured driver of

the ambulance succumbed around 11 am.

The deceased ambulance passengers were identified as Sathi Akhter, 25,

and Biplob Hossain, 25, of Thakurgaon Sadar upazila and ambulance driver

Rubel, 25, of Pirganj upazila in Thakurgaon district OC Kibria said.

Police seized the ill-fated vehicles and a case was filed in this

connection with Taraganj police station.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)