Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
In Gopalganj, five construction workers were killed and seven others injured when a bus of Falguni Paribahan hit a nosimon on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Pona area of Kashiani upazila around 7am yesterday. The deceased are Bodir Molla, 24, Sumon Munshi, 20, Mizan Fokir, 40, Sirajul Islam Molla, 30, and Sujon Molla, 30. All were from Tita village of the upazila, on their way to work. In Rangamati, a bus helper was killed and 25 others got injured after a picnic bus flipped while turning in Sapchori area around 9:30am. Workers from a Chinese furniture company at the Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) were on their way to Rangamati for a picnic when the accident happened, said Kotwali police station Officer-in Charge (OC) Nurul Islam. In Kushtia, 40 people, including 37 students and two teachers of Islamic University (IU), were injured in a road accident at Bittipara area in Sadar upazila around 1:30am.
The two teachers are the university’s Management Department assistant professors Dhananjoy Kumar and Murshid Alam, reports UNB.
Islamic University police station Officer-in-Charge Jahangir Arif said a bus carrying the students and teachers crashed into a roadside tree after hitting a stationary truck while heading towards the university from Naogaon, leaving 40 people injured.
Twelve of the injured, including the bus driver, were sent to Kushtia General Hospital while the others were taken to the University Medical Centre.