28 cops hurt as pickup collided with truck
Barisal: Twenty-eight members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) were injured when a pickup van carrying them slammed into a roadside tree after a head-on collision with a truck on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway in Chhoymile area at Babuganj upazila of Barisal on Friday.
Asaduzzaman, senior assistant superintendent of police of Barisal APBn, said the accident took place in the area at about 7:00am, when a police van carrying 28 members of the force collided head-on with a truck and hit a roadside tree, leaving all the policemen inside injured.
The injured were taken to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
The APBn members met the accident while going to Gopalganj from Barisal for performing duty ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit there, said the official.