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20 injured including Indians as passenger bus fell into ditch in Satkhira

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At least 20 people were injured after an earth-moving dump truck collided with a passenger bus at Trishmile area of ​​Satkhira-Khulna highway and the bus fell into a roadside ditch. The accident took place on Friday afternoon at Pand’s intersection in Trishmile area of ​​Patkelghata police station.

The injured have been admitted to Satkhira Sadar and Medical College Hospital.

The injured are Krishna Rani Mandal (29), wife of Subrata Mandal of Kapasdanga village of Tala Upazila of Satkhira, Hasna Hena (11), daughter of Abul Hasan of Kushkhali Kalbazar of Satkhira Sadar Upazila, third grade student of Kushkhali Government Primary School, Hemlata Roy, wife of Nitai Roy of Babulia village of the same upazila. 50), Sohag Hossain (56) of Debnagar village of the same upazila, his brother Shakeel Ahmed (54), Mita Rani Chakraborty (47) wife of Sunil Chakraborty of Mazgurkhali village of Asashuni upazila, Swaraswati Halder wife of Sumit Halder of Jaipur village of Habra police station in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. (70), his son-in-law Upandrenath Malakar’s son Nikhil Malakar (56) of the same village and at least 20 people.

Nikhil Chandra Malakar, who is undergoing treatment at Satkhira Sadar Hospital, said, ‘A few days ago, he came to visit his relative’s house in various places including Kotalipara in Gopalganj. On Friday morning, they boarded a bus (Khulna Metra-J-11-0063) from Khulna Zero Point around 12 noon to return to India. When the bus reached Kapashdanga Laskar filling station around 1:15 PM, a dump truck carrying soil from the opposite direction lost control and rammed into the front of the bus carrying them. At least 18 passengers including him, the driver of the dump truck and a pedestrian were seriously injured.

Nikhil Malakar also said that the dump truck went 100 yards north and fell into a sinkhole on the right side.

Shimul Rana, Station Officer of Satkhira Fire Service, said, ‘A team of them rescued the accident victims and admitted them to Satkhira Sadar Hospital. In the meantime, two passengers stuck in the bus were rescued by a crane.

Dr. Satkhira Sadar Hospital emergency department doctor. DBN Akhter Maruf said, “The condition of two including Krishna Mandal is critical and they have been transferred to the Medical College Hospital.”

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Patkelghata police station Biplab Kumar Nath said, ‘The bus and truck involved in the accident have been recovered.’ He also said that the injured have been admitted to the hospital.



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