3 killed as covered van hits sand-laden tractor
Published: 01:50 PM, 29 July 2021 Updated: 07:44 PM, 29 July 2021
The accidental covered van and the sand-laden tractor
Three people were killed when a covered van hit a sand-laden tractor at Chandina in Cumilla. One person was injured in the incident.
The accident took place near Harikhola Mazar on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, son of Abdul Jalil of Harikhola village in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila, Faizar Rahman, son of Abdul Khaleq of Rangpur and Liton, the driver of the covered van. Besides, tractor driver Amir Hossain has been sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses said the workers were hauling sand on a tractor in front of the market adjacent to the highway in the area of Harikhola Mazar in the morning. Workers Nurul Islam and Faizar Rahman were killed on the spot. The driver of the covered van died on the way to the hospital. A unit of Chandina Fire Service came and carried out the rescue operation.
Highway Police Elliotganj outpost in-charge (inspector) Ziaul Haque Chowdhury confirmed the matter.