6 killed in bus-truck collision in Gopalganj

Published: September 10, 2017 Updated: 2:16 am

A head-on-collision between a passenger bus and truck killed at least six persons, including two women, and injured 15 others in Borashur area on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Kashiani Upazila of Gopalganj district on Saturday morning.

The accident took place when a Pirojpur-bound passenger bus of Seba Green Line collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound cement laden truck around 5:30 in the morning, officer-in-charge (OC) Ali Noor Hossain of Kashiani Police Station told BSS this noon.

Six persons including two women, truck driver, supervisor and contractor of the bus were killed on the pot and 15 others were injured in the accident, he said, adding that three of the critically injured people were sent to Faridpur Medical College Hospital for treatment.

The condition of the bus driver is stated to be critical, he also said.

Of the deceased, four were identified as truck driver Zihad Molla, 29, of Joyrampur Village of Faridpur Sadar Upazila, bus supervisor Ibrahim Mia Bepari, 25, son of Tajul Islam Bepari of Chanpur Village under Boalmari Upazila of Faridpur, bus helper Fayekuzzaman Molla, 50, of Pakturia Village in Tungipara Upazila of Gopalganj district and Selina Akhter, 29.

Identity of the remaining two deceased could not be known immediately.

Regional Desk (BSS)