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Mirsharai Accident

Another victim dies, death toll rises to 12

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Another victim dies, death toll rises to 12

Chattogram: Another victim of the Mirsharai tragedy succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) on Friday, raising the death toll to 12.

The deceased was identified as Ayat Hossain, a 21-year-old student from Hathazari upazila of Chattogram district.

Ayat died around 2:30 pm, said CMCH Neurosurgery Department Head Prof Dr SM Noman Khaled Chowdhury.

Dr Noman said Ayat was treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) as his oxygen saturation was very low.

He suffered severe head and neck injuries in the accident.

"His condition started to deteriorate this morning," he added.

On July 29, eleven people died after a speeding express train hit a microbus carrying them at a level crossing in Mirsharai.

Seven of them were SSC and HSC examinees, while three of them were young teachers from a coaching centre named "R&J Private Care", and the other was the microbus driver.

They were returning home in the Aminbazar area of Hathazari after a tour of the Khoiyachora Waterfall at Mirsharai, according to accounts of rescue workers.

The Chattogram-bound Mahanagar Provati express from Dhaka ploughed through the microbus, dragging it around a kilometre down the railway track.