4 die as bus crushes small passenger vehicle in Dhaka’s Demra

Two others were injured in the accident and are in critical condition

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 23 Nov 2023, 06:12 AM
Updated : 23 Nov 2023, 06:12 AM

Four people have died after a bus rammed a small passenger vehicle, locally called a leguna, in Dhaka's Demra.

They were all passengers on the leguna.

Two others were injured in the accident that occurred around 10:30 am on Thursday.

The dead were identified as Asif Hossain, 45, Umme Habiba, 15, Shamsunnahar, 52, and Abul Hossain, 30. Asif was an employee of IFIC Bank in Demra.

Rima Biswas, his wife, told reporters that they both left for work in the morning. She rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after receiving the news of his death.

Two of the injured, identified as Shameem, 37, and Moinuddin, 36, have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with serious injuries.

The bus ploughed into the passenger vehicle in front of the Berger Paints office in Demra, said Inspector (Operation) Subrata Poddar of Demra Police Station.

The victims were rescued and taken to DMCH when the incident was reported, he added. Doctors declared three of them dead on arrival at the hospital.

Abul Hossain died while undergoing treatment, according to Bachchu Mia, Dhaka Medical Outpost Inspector.

Inspector Poddar said the leguna was carrying 12-13 passengers.