Friday, 30 September, 2022

3 killed in Barishal road crash

Three people were killed and another injured when a bus hit a van on Dhaka-Barishal highway at Rahmatpur in Babuganj upazila of Barishal district on Sunday, said police.

The deceased, identified as Fazlul Haque, 63, Joynal Khan, 45 and Poly Akter, 40 of Manikadi area, were travelling by the tricycle van.

Amanullah Al Bari, inspector of Barishal Airport Police Station, said the accident occurred around 11:45 am when the Dhaka-bound ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ bus from Barishal hit the van, leaving the two killed on the spot and two others injured.

The injured were taken to the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital where Joynal succumbed to his injuries around 2:30 pm.

Vehicular movement on the busy highway remained suspended for an hour as the local people put up barricades on the road.

Police seized the bus, but could not arrest its driver.