2 auto passengers were killed when they were hit by a truck while participating in the last prayer of Vishwa Ijtema. Apart from this, 4 other people were seriously injured. The accident took place at Silmon area of Tongi East police station in Gazipur around 5:30 am on Sunday.
The deceased are Johnny (18) and Sohail (40). The injured are – Md. Nazrul Islam (50), Md. Iqbal Hossain (55), Md. Zahid Hasan (18) and Jisan (20). The injured are being treated at Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital. All of them are residents of Dakshin Sadharchar village of Shibpur police station in Narsingdi.
Hriday Hasan, who took the injured to the hospital, said, ‘On Sunday morning, 6 of us from the same village of Narsingdi were coming to Turag shore in an auto to participate in the last prayer of Tongi Ijtema. On the way, a truck speeding to the spot hit our auto. Two of us died on the spot. Apart from this, four seriously injured people including my father were brought to Dhaka Medical. They are currently being treated in the emergency department.’
DMK Hospital police camp in charge. Bachchu Mia quoted the doctor as saying, ‘While participating in Tongir Ijtema, four people came to our Dhaka Medical Center with serious injuries in a road accident and they were treated in the emergency department. We learned from the injured that two died on the spot. We have reported the matter to the concerned police station.