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6 killed in Tangail road accident

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At least six people have been killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway in Kandila of Tangail Sadar upazila around 6am on Saturday.
Of the deceased, four were identified as Aleq, 45, Delwar Hossain Babu, 30, Julhash Ali, 50, and Abdullah, 30.
The accident took place when a cement-laden truck from Dhaka, hit a road divider in Kandila and turned over as its driver lost control over steering, leaving five people dead on the spot and 11 others injured, said Elenga Highway Police Outpost in-charge Kamal Hossain.
The injured were rushed to Tangail General Hospital where one of the injured succumbed, he added.
The injured are Nurunnabi, 28, from Sundarganj of Gaibandha, Liton, 32, from Mithapukur of Rangpur, Abu Bakar Siddique, 45, from Dhanbari upazila of Tangail, Tahmina of Bogra, Shipon, 30, from Turabganj of Rangpur, Anwarul Huq, 50, from Pirganj and Habib, 30, from Sundarganj of Gaibandha, reports BSS.
All the victims were returning home amid the risk of coronavirus outbreak, said Kamal Hossain.
Meanwhile, the government imposed a travel ban on all modes of transports - rail, road, air, and waterways - across the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Trucks and covered vans carrying medicines, emergency services, fuel, and perishable goods, are exempt from the travel ban.
However, the vehicles are not allowed to carry any passengers.

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