9 killed as truck carrying relief for Rohingyas falls into ditch
Bandarban: At least nine people were killed and eight others injured as a Red Crescent truck carrying relief goods for the Rohingya refugees fell into a ditch near BGB camp at Naikhangchhari in Bandarban on Thursday morning.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The accident took place around 8:45am when the goods-laden truck fell into a roadside ditch while heading towards Naikhongchhari Rohingya camp from Cox’s Bazar, leaving six workers of the truck dead on the spot and eleven others injured, said AKM Jahangir, general secretary, Bandarban unit of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
The injured were taken to Naikhongchhari Upazila Health Complex and Cox’s Bazar Medical College Hospital.
Of the injured, three others died on way to Naikhongchhari Upazila Health Complex, said Sarwar Kamal, UNO of Naikhongchhari upazila.
Local representatives from Bangladesh Red Crescent Society have been providing the relief materials, including rice and pulse, for 1500 families of Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bandarban.