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12 hurt in Sylhet bus-pickup collision

Sun Online Desk     17th July, 2017 01:47:44 printer

12 hurt in Sylhet bus-pickup collision

At least twelve people sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision between a bus and a pickup van at Debpara in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district on Dhaka-Sylhet highway on Monday morning.

Identities of the injured could not be known immediately, reports UNB.

Sony Chowdhury, a local journalist of Nabiganj, also one of witnesses of the accident, said a bus of Ena Paribahan coming from Dhaka collided head-on with a pickup van from opposite direction at about 7:00 am, leaving 12 people critically injured.

Later, the injured were admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Immediately after the accident, locals blocked the highway for half an hour, halting traffic movement.

On information, a team of police rushed in and removed the barricade, said Sherpur Highway Police OC Bimal Chandra Boumik.