3 killed, 25 injured as two buses collide head-on in Rangpur

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21st July, 2021 04:22:36 PM printer

3 killed, 25 injured as two buses collide head-on in Rangpur

Three persons were killed and 25 others injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses near upazila parishad office on the Dhaka-Dinajpur highway in Taraganj upazila of the district on Wednesday.

“The accident occurred at 2:00pm when a passenger bus from Dhaka and another bus from Dinajpur hit each other from opposite directions there,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rangpur Highway Circle Zahidur Rahman Chowdhury said.

 Highway and Taraganj Thana police and personnel from Taraganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Station rushed to the spot, rescued the injured persons and sent them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Taraganj Upazila Health Complex.

“Conditions of three seriously injured persons were stated to be critical at Rangpur Medical College Hospital,” the ASP said, adding that most of the injured persons were released after providing primary treatments.

Identities of the deceased persons could not be known immediately.

“Police and personnel of Taraganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Station were still continuing operations to salvage the ill-fated buses,” he added.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Taraganj Highway police station Nurunnabi Prodhan said the bodies of the three deceased persons have been taken to Taraganj Highway police station.

“The process of filing a case in this connection with Taraganj police station was in progress,” the OC added.


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