8 killed in Chapainawabganj road crash

Published: 19 Nov 2020     Updated: 20 Nov 2020

Chapainawabganj Correspondent

Eight people were killed when a paddy-laden human hauler overturned and fell into a ditch on the side of the road.

The accident took place on the Pirojpur-Barik Bazar regional road in Bhanga Shako area of Gazipur upazila in the district around 5am on Thursday.

Shibganj Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Farid Hossain confirmed the information and said eight people were killed and at least five people were injured in the accident.

Seven of the dead were identified as Abul Kashem, son of late Nowshad Ali of Balidighi area of Shibganj upazila, Erfan Ali's son Babul, Tajamul Haque, Tajamul Haque's son Md Mithun, Kabil's son Karim, Amanur Haque's son Milu, and Rehman's son Ataur Rahman.

Earlier, Shibganj Upazila Fire Service Station Officer Siraj Uddin said seven people were killed and four others injured in the accident. He said the fire service was carrying out rescue operations to help the locals after the accident.