Alexa Bus hits standing truck, kills 4 including SI

Bus hits standing truck, kills 4 including SI


Published: 10:06 21 September 2019   Updated: 14:50 21 September 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Four people including a Sub-Inspector (SI) of police were killed and 12 others injured as a bus crashed into a standing truck on Dhaka-Khulna highway at Shonashur in Gopalganj early Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Abdur Rashid, SI of Gopalganj Police Line, Bijon Howlader, son of Narayan Hawlader of Najirpur, bus drivers' associate Rasel, son of Nur Islam and Kamol Mondol, son of Jashorath Mondol. Except for Abdur Rashid, all of the deceased are residents of Najirpur Upazila of Pirojpur district. 

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Ataur Rahman, OC of Bhanga Highway Thana, said that the accident took place around 4:00 am, when a Pirojpur-bound bus of Imad Paribahan from Dhaka hit a standing truck, leaving three people dead on the spot and 13 others injured. 

Deputy Assistant Director Md Jane Alam of Gopalganj Fire Service said that the injured were sent to Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital, where another one died.