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5 women among 6 killed as two trucks collide in Bandarban

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th March, 2023 04:54:49 PM
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Six people, including five women, were killed and nine others injured when a truck fell into a ditch after being hit by another truck near Kamla Bazar in Ruma upazila of Bandarban district on Monday.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The truck carrying a group of women plunged into the ditch after being hit by another truck around 1: 30 pm while heading towards Romacri union, leaving four dead on the spot, said sub-inspector Md Morshed of Ruma Police Station.

The injured were taken to a local hospital where two others succumbed to their injuries.

The women met the tragic accident while they were going to Romacri union  on a truck to collect money under Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme.

On information, police and local people rushed to the spot and they were trying to rescue the victims.

However, the rescue operation is being disrupted due to rains in the area.