At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured after a bus collided with a microbus in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi today.
The deceased were identified as Manik Mia, 45, his wife Halima Begum, 26, sister-in-law Jumma Begum, 16, her son Ishan, 8, Manik Mia, 45, his wife Mafia, 35, son Antar, 10, Hira Mia, 35, Amena Begum, 32, Jannat, 35, and Nazmul, 10, reports our local correspondent quoting police.
The bus collided with the microbus in Darikandi area on Dhaka-Sylhet highway around 8:00am, leaving 11 passengers of the microbus dead on the spot, said Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Belabo Police Station.
A relative of 18-month-old Rabbi Mia taking care of him after his mother succumbed to injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on February 12, 2017. Photo: Shaheen Mollah
Among the injured, Mazed, 20, Asif, 10, Lipi, 35, Sirajul islam, 55, Kawsar Mia, 30, and Sharmin Akhter, 20, were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), said the OC adding that the others were admitted at different hospitals in Narsingdi and Bhoirab.
Later around 2:30pm, Sharmin Akhter died at DMCH, hospital sources said.
A Dhaka-bound bus of Agradut Paribahan from Habiganj collided with the microbus coming from the opposite, said an eyewitness Oliur Rahman, also Narayanpur union parishad member.
Both the vehicle were smashed leaving the passengers dead on the spot, he said.
Police with help of locals conducted the rescue operation and also removed the damaged bus and microbus from the road with their two-hour frantic effort, the OC said.
The vehicles were taken to Bhairab Highway Police Station in Kishoreganj and the bodies were sent to a hospital in Bhairab for autopsy, he added.
“The district administration has given Tk 5000 each to the deceased’s family for burial,” Additional District Magistrate Mozammel Haque told the correspondent.