Bus driver responsible for Shahbagh accident: Police

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Road accident illustration by Prothom AloThe driver of the bus that hit two people to their death in the capital's Matsya Bhaban intersection on Tuesday morning is responsible for the accident and his claim that the brake had failed is not true, police have said.

The Swadhin Parbahan bus was heading to Mawa from Mirpur via Shahbagh. The deceased were hit at the around 7:15am. Two more were also injured in the accident.

In primary interrogation, the driver had claimed that the brake of the bus failed after he crossed Shahbageh intersection and moved towards Matsya Bhaban, said Md Jahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramna police station.

The driver might have said this for saving himself, the OC said, adding that actually he was running the bus with speed and was fully responsible for the accident.

The bus hit six vehicles, including a rickshaw, a car, and a bus while taking a turn.

According to witnesses, after the accident the bus hit another bus carrying employees of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as the driver tried to run towrds Gulisthan.

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