A bus passenger was killed in a road accident on the Comilla-Noakhali regional highway. At least 10 others were injured in this incident.
The accident took place at Krishnapur area of Laksam on the highway at around 6:30 pm on Wednesday. The deceased’s name is Sifat Hossain (25). He is the son of Motaleb Hossain of Sonaimuri Amishapara.
Eyewitness Khokon Mia of Krishnapur village said that a passenger bus of Econo Paribahan was going from Noakhali to Dhaka. Meanwhile, an excavator (Vecu) was being taken in a truck in the same direction. On reaching the spot, the bus driver lost control of the bus and the long part of the excavator entered the bus. One passenger died on the spot and the driver’s left leg was crushed. Another 10 passengers were injured.
SI Borhan Uddin Bhuiyan of Laksam police station at the scene said that the injured were rescued and sent to different hospitals of Laksam. The highway police has recovered the accident bus and taken it into custody.
Laksam Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Md. Abdul Hai Siddiqui said, ‘We have received news of only one death at the scene. Those injured are being given first aid and sent to Comilla district town. Multiple deaths will be reported later.’