Three people were injured when a bus was hit by another bus while it was standing on the side of the highway in Patuakhali. They were rescued and admitted to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital. No casualties have been reported so far.
The accident took place at Badarpur market of Badarpur Union of Patuakhali Sadar Upazila on Monday around 1 pm.
Talking to locals and passengers, it is known that due to thick fog, a bus named ‘Green Line Pariwan’ could not be seen and another bus named ‘Rajib Pariwan’ hit it directly from behind. This leaves the Green Line transportation somewhat by the wayside. On the other hand, the front part of the Rajib Paribahan was twisted and the rear part of the Green Line Paribahan was damaged. At that time, three passengers in the car were injured. The locals rescued the injured passengers and sent them to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital.
A passenger in Rajiv Paribahan said that Rajiv was going to Kuakata by transport from Dhaka. Those in front of their bus were more injured.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Patukhali Sadar Police Station. Jasim Uddin said that the injured were quickly rescued by the fire service vehicle at the scene and sent to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital. Passengers’ belongings are now being guarded by the police.