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Five killed, 14 injured in Lalmonirhat road crash

20 Feb 2019, 19:19

NTV Online

Lalmonirhat: Five people were killed and 14 others injured as a bus rammed an auto-rickshaw at Airkhamar in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.

Four of the deceased were identified as Akkel Ali, of Bhurungamari upazila in Kurigram district, his grandson Ashik Islam, Mahabubul Haque of Nageshwari upazila and Sahana Begum of Kathalbari village of Kurigram sadar upazila, reports the UNB.

Mahfuz Alam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the accident took place around 10 pm when the Dhaka-bound bus hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving four auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and 15 others injured.

Another injured auto-rickshaw passenger died at hospital.

Fourteen injured bus passengers were sent to Lalmonirhat and Kurigram Sadar Hospitals for treatment.

On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Sadar hospital morgue.

Police has seized the bus but its driver managed to flee.