BSS-22 13 killed, 31 injured in Natore road accident

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13 killed, 31 injured in Natore road accident

NATORE, Aug 25, 2018 (BSS) – At least 13 people were killed and 31 others
injured when a bus collided head-on with a human hauler (leguna) at Clickmore
area on Natore-Pabna highway under Boraigram upazila of the district this
afternoon.

Quoting locals, police said all the deceased were passengers of the human
hauler, but their identities could not be known immediately.

Shamsur Noor, officer-in-charge (OC) of Banpara Highway Police station, told
local journalists that the fatal road accident occurred at around 4pm as the
Rangpur-bound bus collided with the human hauler coming from the opposite
direction at Clickmore area on the highway.

The OC said 10 passengers of the human hauler died on the spot, while 25
passengers of both the vehicles were injured in the accident.

Three other passengers of the human hauler succumbed to their injuries on way
to Banpara Amina Hospital, the OC added.

On information, a team of Fire Service and Civil Defence and several teams of
police from Lalpur Police Station and Banpara Highway Police Station rushed to
the spot and started the rescue operation.

The other injured persons were taken to different hospitals, including Natore
Sadar Hospital and Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).

Meanwhile, the district administration has announced to give Taka 20,000 to
the family of each deceased and Taka 10,000 to the injured people, said
Shahina Khatun, Deputy Commissioner of Natore.

BSS/AH/ARS/1958 hrs