24 killed in Tangail road mishap

December 29, 2008

Our Correspondent . Tangail
At least 24 persons were killed and 15 others injured when a truck fell into a road-side ditch at Garinda near Tangail town on Sunday morning.
The police, quoting the witnesses, said the accident had taken place at about 9:00am when a Bogra-bound rod-laden truck from Dhaka, also carrying 45 people plunged into a road-side ditch killing 23 on the spot and injuring 16 others.
The victims were mostly day-labourers coming to their villages of different districts on board the truck to cast votes in the national elections to be held today.
On information, the police came and sent the injured to Tangail General Hospital, where one of them later died.
Fifteen of the deceased were identified as A Kader of Sundarganj in Gaibandha, Romen, 35, of Taras in Sirajganj, Enamul of Polashbari in Gybandha, Akbar of Mithapukur in Rangpur, Akram of Singra in Natore, Fatik of Gabindoganj in Gaibandha, Habibur of Hatibandha in Gaiban, Rafiqul, A Salam of Nagorpotol in Sirajganj, A Rahim of Sherpur in Bogra, Munir Miah, 11, of Bhuapur in Tangail, Lalon of Raiganj in Sirajganj, A Aziz of Kajipur in Sirajganj, Afsar of Kabirhat in Sirajganj, Shahjalal of Kabirhat in Sirajgonj, Nazimon, 35, of Sundarganj in Gaibandah.
The identity of other deceased could not be known immediately.
A passenger Ibrahim said the accident occurred as the truck was plying the road amid dense fog.
The deputy commissioner of Tangail, Makchudur Rahman Patwari, the police superintendent Abdul Mannan and Tangail municipality mayor Jamilur Rahman Miron visited the spot. Later, they also visited the injured in the hospital.
The truck driver and his assistant managed to get away. A case was filed with Tangail sadar police station in the connection.

Courtesy: newagebd.com

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