Published:  02:53 AM, 15 August 2020

Sylhet road accident death toll reaches 6

The death toll from road accident in Bangha area on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway under Usmaninagar Upazila here yesterday evening risen to six as four severally injured persons were declared dead on arrival at Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital. Local police said the accident claimed six people including five members of a family and injured two others.

The deceased were identified as Juned Ahmed, 28, an auto-run CNG driver and son of Alauddin of Mubarakpur, Jahangir, 30, Hamida Begum, 36 of Brahmangram under Osmaninagar Upazila and her daughters Arifa 12, Karima Begum, 8 and Khadiza, 2, reports BSS.

Locals and police said the accident occurred in the area when a Sylhet-bound bus hit a CNG-run auto rickshaw around 7.40pm on Thursday, leaving Juned and Hamida dead on the spot and wounding six others.

Later, the seriously injured people were rushed to the Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital where on duty doctors declared Jahangir, Arifa, Karima and Khadiza dead, officer-in-charge (OC) of Osmaninagar Police Station Shyamal Bonik said.The dead bodies will be handed over to their family members after autopsies, he added.

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