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4 killed after pick-up van collides with bus and train

National Desk

2 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a pick-up van at Kapasia in Gazipur. The accident took place at around 6:30 am on Saturday, June 4 at the Sallarbari junction.

The deceased was identified as Jinnat Ali, 27, of Kishoreganj Sadar police station. Jhinuk Miah's son and pickup passenger Delwar Hossain (26) died at Satarpur village of Kishoreganj Sadar police station. Son of Jalil Miah.

Kapasia Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) AFM Nasim confirmed the matter. He said a Kishoreganj-bound pick-up collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound Ananya Paribahan bus at Sallarbari junction around 6:30 am. After rescuing them from the spot and taking them to Kapasia Upazila Health Complex, the on-duty doctor declared the driver of the pickup Jinnah dead.

The OC further said that Delwar Hossain, a seriously injured pickup passenger, was sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital for advanced treatment. He later died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Three passengers on the bus were injured in the incident. They have taken first aid.

In another incident where, 2 people were killed when a train collided with a pick-up van at the train crossing at Raipura in Narsingdi. The accident took place at noon on Saturday, June 4 at Hasnabad Bazar Rail Crossing in the Amirganj Union of the Upazila.

Details of the deceased were not immediately known. But they were pick-up passengers.

According to locals, a passenger pickup was crossing the Hasnabad Bazar rail crossing on the Raipura-Narsingdi regional road around 1:15 pm on Saturday. When the pickup got on the railway line, the Chattogram-bound Subarna Express train leaving from Dhaka pushed the pickup. The pickup is twisted. 2 died on the spot and four were seriously injured. Locals later rescued the injured and took them to a nearby clinic.

A local man named Md. Saddam Hussein said there were six people in the pickup, including the driver. Two died on the spot. There is no gateman at this rail crossing.

Narsingdi Railway Police in-charge (SI) Emayedul Jahedi said the bodies of the two were recovered from the spot and preparations were underway to send them to the morgue of Narsingdi Sadar Hospital.

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