6 of a family among 8 killed in Cumilla road crash
Eight persons were killed after a road crash involving a bus, a microbus and an autorickshaw in Lalmai Upazila of Cumilla district on Sunday.
Staff Reporter :
Six family members among eight persons were killed as a bus Tisha Paribahan rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Lalmai upazila of Cumilla district on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 47, a hotel owner, his mother Sakhina Begum, 70, wife Selina Begum, 42, two sons-Shipon, 22, and Hridoy, 18, and daughter Nipu Akter, 13, their hotel staff Saimun Hossain hailing from Nangalkot upazila, and auto-rickshaw driver Jamal Hossain, 22, of Laksam upazila in the district.
Family's youngest member Rifat, 8, who is now the lone one, survived the accident with severe injuries. He was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.The bus smashed the CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 12:30 pm, leaving five three-wheeler passengers died on the spot and three others injured, said Md Badrul Alam Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Lalmai Police Station.
Two of the injured died while undergoing treatment at Baghmara Health Complex.
Police said that a bus of 'Tisha Paribahan' smashed the three-wheeler in Jamtali area near Bagmara Bazar around 12:30pm, leaving five killed on the spot and leaving the children critically injured. They were declared dead at a local hospital.