Truck kills cricket fan during celebrations

February 27, 2011

A man was killed and 25 were injured in a road accident at Banani in the capital early Friday. The deceased was Azad Babu, 17, a resident of Sector 8 of Uttara.
Gulshan police subinspector SM Tuhin said that a group of cricket fans, after Bangladesh’s win against Ireland in the Cricket World Cup match, were out on the road in a truck Abdullahpur area of Uttara about 1:30am celebrating Bangladesh’s first win in the event.
As the speeding truck reached Banani, it hit a road divider in which at least 25 were injured.
Azad, who was badly injured in the head, died about 2:00am in Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Three of the injured were admitted to the hospital. They are Arman Ahmed, 25, Shihab Hossain, 24, and Helal Uddin. Others were admitted to different city clinics.
The police officer said that Azad had lived in a slum at Uttara and was a student of a local school. The police could not give details. The body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination.
The police officer also said that a general diary had been filed with Gulshan police in this regard.


Courtesy of New Age

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