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Road accident kills 16 in Gaibandha

Published on: 12:47 pm - Saturday | June 23, 2018
The driver of the night coach lost control of the bus and it crashed against a tree

currentnews.com.bd:

An accident has claimed the lives of 16 while leaving at least 40 injured on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in the Palashbari Upazila of Gaibandha. Many of the injured have not yet regained consciousness.

The incident occurred on Saturday around 4:30am. The death toll may rise.

The highway police and fire service have recovered the bodies of the deceased and sent them to Gobindaganj highway police station.

Meanwhile, the injured were rescued and sent to Palashbari Upazila Health Complex and Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.

The identities of the deceased could not be immediately ascertained.

Gobindaganj highway police station Officer-in-Charge Akhtaruzzaman said: “The bus was headed towards Ranisankail Upazila in Thakurgaon from Dhaka. The driver of the night coach lost control and crashed against a tree.

“The bus was completely smashed. Seven people died on the spot. Nine more were taken to the Palashbari Upazila Health Complex, where they died.”

Most of the people still receiving medical care at the hospital are in critical condition. Many of the injured have not yet regained consciousness.

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