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3 killed in Cox’s Bazar road accident

 Cox`s Bazar Correspondent

 Published: 09:34 AM, 2 January 2020   Updated: 10:08 AM, 2 January 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Three people were reportedly killed when a bus hit a private car on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway at Joalianala in Ramu Upazila on Wednesday night.

The deceased were identified as Jan-e Alam, 35, of Aturar Dipo; Masud Kibria, 40, of Halishohor; and Jamal Uddin, 35, of West Nasirabad. All three areas are under Chattogram City.

Abul Khayer, officer-in-charge of Ramu Police Station, said the accident took place around 10:30pm.

“A Cox’s Bazar-bound bus of ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ from Chattogram hit a private car head-on. Two of the car’s passengers were killed on the spot and another was injured,” he said.

Joalianala UP chairman Kamal Shamsuddin Ahmed Prince said the Chittagong-bound Shyamoli bus pushed Cox's Bazar-bound private car. The car gets stuck under the bus. Fire service personnel rescued the victims. Among the rescues, Shishir was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition.

In-charge inspector of the Ramu Crossing Tulatuli Highway Police, Abu Abdullah, said that a private car Chattogram Metto GA- 13-5211 collided with a Shyamoli bus Dhaka Metto BA-15-1105. Three passengers in the car were killed. The killer and victim vehicles were taken into highway police custody.

Accidents are common on Bangladesh’s highways. On average, the country saw about 11.56 accidents per day in 2019. Reckless driving is one of the leading causes.

As many as 4,628 people were killed and 8,621 others suffered injuries in 4,219 road accidents last year, according to a report of Shipping and Communication Reporters’ Forum.