Friday, 11 May 2012

7 killed as bus, truck collide in Sylhet

Author / Source : Independent Online Report

SYLHET: At least seven people including the Sylhet district Awami League senior vice-president were killed and twenty others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Osmaninagar upazila of Sylhet early Friday.

Five of the deceased among seven were identified as--- AL leader Iftekhar Hossain Shamim, Baten, Abir, Apu and Rashembor.

Shahinur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Sherpur highway Police Station, said that the accident occurred when a Sylhet-bound bus of Greenline Paribahan collided head-on with a truck coming from opposite direction at Termile in Osmaninagar upazila early in the morning, leaving seven people dead on the spot, reports our Sylhet correspondent.

The injured were admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for immediate treatment and the dead were shifted to hospital morgue.

The driver of the truck managed to flee.

Source: theindependentbd.com

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