Death toll in Rangpur road crash rose to eight


RANGPUR, Sept 03, 2018 (BSS) – The death toll in Rangpur road crash rose to eight as another critically injured minor boy died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) today, police and hospital officials said.

“The death toll rose to eight as injured Rajib, 12, son of Khasru Mahmud of village Taluk Belka of Gaibandha died this morning,” said Director of RMCH Dr Ajay Kumar Roy, who is monitoring treatments of all admitted injured passengers to the hospital.

The other seven deceased persons were identified as Roksana Begum, 20, wife of Rubel Hossain of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha, Omizan Nesa, 45, wife of Anwar Hossain of Syedpur upazila, Noor Banu, 45, wife of late Shahidul Islam and Fulki Begum, 48, of Kishoreganj upazila in Nilphamari, Abdur Rahman, 60, of Thakurgaon, Shahin, 10, of Panchagarh and Sumi Akhter, 24, wife of Police Constable Mamun working at Tentulia Thana in Panchagarh.

The bodies were handed over to their respective relatives.

Earlier, seven bus passengers were killed and 42 others injured in the fatal road accident that occurred on Sunday at noon at CO Bazar point on the Rangpur-Thakurgaon highway in the city.

The accident occurred when a Panchagarh bound BRTC bus from Bogra and a Rangpur bound passenger bus from Thakurgaon collided head-on there leaving four persons dead and many others injured.

Later, three injured person died on Sunday and another today (Monday) at the RMCH where the other injured persons are undergoing treatments now.

Meanwhile, the district administration already distributed Taka 20,000 among relatives of each of the deceased persons and formed a three-member probe committee to investigate into the reasons behind the accident and submit report within seven working days. “The probe committee headed by Additional District Magistrate Rashidul Monnaf Kabir has started investigation into the accident from today,” Acting Deputy Commissioner Ruhul Amin Mian told the national news agency this noon.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Circle-A) Saifur Rahman Saif said efforts were put to indentify drivers and helpers of the two ill-fated buses and all possible administrative assistance being extended to the injured persons for their best treatments.