At least 13 homebound people from Dhaka were killed as a rod-laden truck carrying them upturned in a roadside ditch of Dhaka-Rangpur highway at Jundah under Palashbari in Gaibandha Thursday morning.
‘The accident took place at about 8:00am and we are trying to identify them,’ said Masudur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Palashbari police station.
The victims are mainly working class people and they were travelling on rod-laden truck covering themselves with long clothes to hide themselves from the eyes of law enforcement agencies, he said.
He said that the police as well as the fire service men conducted rescue operation removed the truck and rods and found the bodies under the rods.
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