3 university students among 4 killed in road crash

Narsingdi Correspondent | Update:

The damaged bus is seen after the accident that killed four people on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway on 17 August 2019. Photo: Prothom Alo

Four youths were killed and five people sustained injuries as a bus collided with a car on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Kararchar area of Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi early Friday.

The deceased were named as Imran Hossain, 30, and his wife Sadia Akter, 24, from Ramna; Jannat, 25, from Khilgaon and Akib, 27, from Uttar Goran in Dhaka.

Imran, Jannat and Akib were killed on the spot while Sadia was declared dead after being taken to Narsingdi district hospital.

The passengers of the car went to Sylhet on a tour, highway police and fire service men say.

There were five people in the car, police and the locals said. The Dhaka-bound car collided with the Sylhet-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus leaving the car totally damaged while the bus fell into a roadside ditch, they said.
university students among 4 killed in road crashOn information, four units of Narsingdi and Shibpur fire services rushed to the spot and rescued the victims.

Deceased Sadia, Jannat and Akib were MBA students of Millennium University, a private university in the capital.

Another passenger Sajal, 25, who was in the car, sustained critical injuries. He was initially admitted to Narsingdi district hospital and later sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Four other wounded passengers were offered primary treatment at Narsingdi and sent to Dhaka.

The accident might have been taken place for a reckless overtake attempt, sub-inspector of Itakhola highway police, Moniruzzaman told Prothom Alo.

“We’ve recovered both the vehicles. We’re now handing the bodies over to the families,” he added.

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