Wednesday, 27 September, 2023

3 women killed in Habiganj road crash

Three women were killed and 10 others injured as a truck collided head-on with a pickup van at Bahubal in Habiganj in the early hours of Saturday.  

The accident occurred on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Mouchak area around 1:00am. The deceased were identified as Manjila Begum, 45, Tanzila Begum, 35, and Shahinur Begum, 45, who were the passengers of the pickup van.

All of them hail from Gabindapur village.

Shaistaganj Highway Police Station OC Mainul Islam said a pickup van, carrying 19 passengers, from Gabindapur village was going towards Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar Sharif in Sylhet.

When the vehicle reached Bahubal, it collided head-on with a stone-laden truck, leaving three women dead on the spot and 10 others injured.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals -- Upazila Health Complex, Sadr Adhunik Hospital and Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.