Newborn baby killed in bus-ambulance collision

Our Correspondent

23 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BARISHAL: A newborn baby girl has been killed in a head-on collision between a bus and an ambulance in Babuganj upazila of Barishal.

The accident took place at Rampatti area at about 1:45pm on Monday that also left seven others, including the baby’s mother, injured.

The injured are: the baby’s mother Jui Akter, her maternal grandmother Eti Begum, and maternal uncle Md Sagor, neighbours Proshnato Kumer, and Shahinur Begum, the ambulance driver Rezaul, and his assistant Jahirul.

Barishal Airport Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Md Zahid Bin Alam said the girl was born in five months through caesarean section at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) three days ago. Since then, the baby had been sick.

The family was taking her to Dhaka Shishu Hospital for better treatment by an ambulance this afternoon. On the way, the ambulance collided head-on with a passenger bus of ‘Anik Paribahan’ in the area, leaving eight passengers of the ambulance severely injured.

The injured were rushed to the SBMCH where the on-duty doctor declared the newborn baby dead, he added.