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4 killed as truck hits van in Kushtia

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th January, 2022 10:45:08 AM
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Four people were killed and another was injured after a speedy truck hit a van in Battail Dakshinpara area of Kushtia Sadar upazila on Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as van driver Muktar Hossain, 50, and  passengers Jasmine, 30, Rozina Khatun, 27, and Swapna Rani, 45.

Critically injured Tahmina Khatun, wife of Shariful of Baliapara village in upazila’s Alampur union, was admitted to Kushtia 250-Bed General Hospital.

Idris Ali, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kushtia Highway Police, said  the Jhenaidah-bound truck hit the rickshaw van coming from the opposite direction in front of Mandal Hotel in Battail Dakshinpara area around 5:30am, leaving four people dead and one injured.

Police have seized the killer truck. However, the truck driver managed to flee, said the OC.

The bodies were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.