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Faridpur Collision

Death toll rises to 15 as one more injured dies

Published : Thursday, 18 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 185

Faridpur, Apr 17:  Another person, who was injured in a bus-pickup collision on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Faridpur on Tuesday, has died raising the death toll in the incident to 15.

The 25-year-old Popi Begum died on Tuesday night while being treated at Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital.
Her husband Md Iqbal, 30, who was injured, died on the way to Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon and their 18-month-old son, Yasin Sheikh, survived the accident.

At least 14 people died and several others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a pick-up in Kanaipur area in Faridpurs Sadar upazila at around 8:00am on Tuesday. All the deceased were the passengers of the pickup van and were on their way to the Deputy Commissioners office to get relief supplies.

The other deceased are Rakibul Islam Milon, 45, a government official, his wife Sumi Begum, 23, his sons Ruhan Mollah, 8, and Abu Sinam, 3, Morjina Begum, 73, Surya Begum, 40, Shukurunnesa, 70, Kohinoor Begum, 60, Noorani, 2, Sonia Begum, 28, Jahanara Begum, 45, Nazrul Islam, 35, and Tabibur Khan, 55.

Meanwhile, a seven-member probe body headed by Additional District Magistrate Muhammad Ali Siddiqui was formed to investigate the incident. The probe body has been asked to submit report within three working days.

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