Four dead, two injured in Manikganj road crash

A small passenger vehicle fell into a ditch after being hit by a bus on the Dhaka-Aricha highway

Published : 11 Oct 2023, 06:15 AM
Updated : 11 Oct 2023, 06:15 AM

Four people have died when a small passenger vehicle, locally called Laguna, fell into a ditch following a collision with a bus in Manikganj.

Two others were injured in the incident that took place on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Bhatbaur around 8:30 am on Wednesday, according to Sukendu Biswas, chief of Golora Highway Police Station.

The driver of the Laguna, Zahid, was among the dead. Authorities have yet to identify the other victims.

The Laguna had stopped to drop off a passenger, who was paying his fare, when a bus struck the vehicle from behind, said Biswas citing witnesses. The vehicle plunged into a roadside ditch on impact.

Local fire service divers subsequently launched a rescue mission and recovered four bodies from the ditch, according to firefighter Iqbal Hossain.

Among the injured, one has been sent to Dhaka in critical condition, while the other has been admitted to Manikganj Sadar Hospital, said Iqbal.