At least six students were killed and 20 injured when a pickup van collided head-on with a lorry in Durgapur upazila on Saturday night.
All those killed are students of Gauripur Hajee Amiruddin High School. Three of the deceased were Arshadul, 14, Yasin, 8, and Hridoy, 17. Three of the injured were in critical condition, doctors said
Netrokona police chief Akbar Ali Munshi confirmed the casualties at a media briefing at around 10:00pm.
The accident took place around 9:00pm on Shamganj-Birishiri-Durgapur Road at Kalapara market near Santipur village.
Forty-five students from Hajee Amiruddin High School, and Shalihar-e-Motaleb Beg Dakhil Madrasa, who had appeared in this year’s Secondary School Certificate and equivalent exams, had come to visit Bijoypur on two pickups from Gouripur.
They were returning home when one of pickups collided with the lorry. Arshadul, Yasin, and Hridoy were killed on the spot, police said.
A senior police officer of the district said they feared the death toll might rise.
Meanwhile, at least 14 people were killed in separate road accidents in several other districts on Saturday.
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