A helper died after being hit by a speeding bus in the same lane behind a Tangail-bound truck on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Kharajora area of Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur. Another woman was injured. This accident happened around 12:30 noon on Saturday.
Highway police said that the injured were rescued and taken to Kaliakair Upazila Health Complex. The deceased bus helper Habib is the son of Shamchul Mia of Baro Pakhiya Paharpur village in Tangail.
According to police and local sources, a speeding bus hit the back of a Tangail-bound truck in the Kharajora area of the Dhaka-Tangail highway at noon. The front part of the bus was twisted. Habib, the helper of the bus, got trapped inside the bus.
On receiving the information, the police and fire service personnel went to the spot and rescued Habib and an unidentified woman from the bus and took them to Kaliakair Upazila Health Complex. The doctor on duty there declared Habib dead.
Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Naojor Highway Police Station, said, ‘The body of deceased Habib has been handed over to the relatives and efforts are being made to identify the identity of the injured woman admitted to the hospital. Further legal action will be taken in this case.