2 killed in bus-pickup van collision in Cox’s Bazar
Published: 12:35 PM, 1 January 2021
The bus that met with the accident.
Two people were killed and five others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a pickup van at Chakaria Upazila in Cox's Bazar.
The accident took place at the Baraitali road area on the Chattogram-Cox's Bazar highway on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Manik, son of Shafiqul Abbas of Pekua Upazila in Cox's Bazar and Md Babu, son of Mohammad Shahab Uddin of the same area.
The injured are - Atul Barua, Nishith Barua, Helasing Marma, Tafura Khatun and Mumtaz. They are all residents of Lama Upazila of Bandarban.
Chiringa Highway Police Outpost IC Md Anisur Rahman said that a Chattogram-bound bus of Saudia Paribahan from Lama of Bandarban was collided head-on with a pickup van coming from the opposite direction at Baraitali Road area in Chakaria. Two passengers of the bus were killed and five others injured on the spot.
On information, the bodies were taken to police outposts. The injured have been taken to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex and Chattogram Medical College Hospital. Two vehicles that met with the accident have been recovered.