Death toll from Panchagarh road crash rises to 10
Panchagarh: Another person, who suffered injuries in a road accident at Dashmile in Sadar upazila on Friday night, died on the way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, raising the death toll from accident to 10.
All the deceased were identified as Lovely Khatun,29, wife of Saidul Islam, her son Yasin Ali, 7, of Jothasna village, Rezaul, 22, son of Azizar Rahman, of Shitlihasna village in Sadar upazila, Anitya, 20, son of Utkura village in Kaliaganj union of Boda upazila, Rasel, 20, son of Abdur Rashid of Gayabari village, Faridul Islam, 20, son of Abdul Khaleq of Uttar Kashempur village, Yunus Ali, 28, son of Shafiqul Islam, of Gariagach village, Mozammel, 38, son of Azizul Islam of Mominpara village, Monir, 6, son of Yusuf Ali of Gariagach village and Rahela,25, daughter of Bhangapara in Tetulia upazila, reports the UNB.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Akkas Ali said the Tentulia-bound bus from the district town collided head-on with the truck carrying electric poles from Bhajanpur in the upazila around 7:45pm while the truck was giving passage to another stationary bus, leaving five people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.
Among the injured, three died at Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital while two others on the way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
Police, two units of Panchagarh and Tetulia fire service, members of Border Guard Bangladesh rescued the injured and admitted them to the hospital.
Police seized the truck. However, the driver managed to flee the scene.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of the district Sabina Yeasmin distributed Tk 20,000 to the family of the each victim.
Besides, a five-member probe committee, led by additional district magistrate Ehetesham Reza, has been formed to investigate the incident. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days, said Golam Azam, additional deputy commissioner of the district.