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4 killed in Gopalganj road crash

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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4  killed in Gopalganj road crash

At least four people, including a policeman, died after a bus veered out of control and slammed into a roadside tree in Gopalganj Sadar.

Fifteen others were injured in the incident that took place on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Chandra Dighalia

 around 5:30 am on Friday when the driver of a bus of Didar Paribahan lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the roadside tree, according to Sheikh Nasir Uddin, chief of Gopalganj Sadar Police Station.

The bus was heading towards Mongla from Chattogram.

One of the victims has been identified as 25-year-old Constable Abdul Alim of Barishal Metropolitan Police’s Reserve Office, while the identities of the other victims are yet to be ascertained.

The bus, operated by Didar Paribahan, was on its way to Bagerhat's Mongla from Chattogram when the accident occurred, according to Nasir.

"The front end of the bus was wrecked and four people died on the spot," he said.

Of the injured passengers, 10 were admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital while others received first aid, said the OC.

Of the injured, two people were transferred to Khulna General Hospital as their condition was critical, said Md Faruq Ahmed, resident medical officer of the hospital.