Police man killed, 9 burnt in road accident
Comilla: A police man was burnt to death and nine people, including five police members and four prisoners, received burn injuries as an octane cylinder of police vehicle blasted after being hit by a truck in Amzad Bazar area of Chauddagram upazila in Comilla on Wednesday night.
The deceased is Abdul Aziz, constable of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The Chauddagram police said a team of the Detective Branch of police was returning to Dhaka from Chittagong in a microbus along with four prisoners.
When they reached the area at about 11:30pm, a truck hit their vehicle.
The police vehicle overturned beside the road and caught fire following a blast of its fuel tank, which left Aziz dead on the spot and nine others injured.
Police and firefighting units went to the spot.
The injured were whisked off to Comilla Medical College Hospital.
As their condition was critical, later they were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after primary treatment early on Thursday.
The injured policemen are Sub-inspector Abdul Malek and constables Anwar Hossain, Nurul Hsan and Sharif Ahmed-while four injured prisoners are Nazim, Shawkat, Bashir, Abdus Shukur and Saddam.