Road crash claims five lives

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Five people were killed and five others injured after a bus hit a human hauler (locally made vehicle) on Dhaka-Khulna highway at Pona Bus Stand in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj on Friday, reports news agency UNB.

The deceased were identified as Badi, 30, Mizan, 43, Sumon, 28, Sirajul and Layek of the upazila.

The bus of ‘Falguni Paribahan’ hit the human hauler around 8:00am, leaving a passenger of the human hauler dead on the spot and nine others injured, said Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kashiani police station.

The injured were taken Kashiani Upazila Health Complex, Faridpur Medical College Hospital and Sadar Hospital where four other people succumbed to their injuries.

All of the victims are the construction workers from Parulia union of the upazila, said UP chairman Mukim Munshi.

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