At least three people were killed and eight others injured as a microbus carrying them overturned at Baushia intersection near Meghna-Gomti Bridge on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway under Gazaria on Wednesday morning.
The deceased were identified as Md Kafi, 35, son of Abdul Jabbar, Alam Badsa, 25, son of Abdul Kuddus, and Imran, 22, son of Idu Mia of Gaibandha. All were workers at Maheshkhali Coal-fired Power Plant in Cox’s Bazar, local police confirmed.
Among the injured, four were being treated at Gazaria Upazila Health Complex while the rest four were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Bhaberchar Highway police outpost in-charge Nasir Uddin Majumder said that eleven workers left Cox’s Bazar for Dhaka by a microbus. On the way, the driver lost control over the vehicle and overturned at Gazaria in the morning, he said.
The local people immediately rescued the injured and sent them to the upazila health complex, the police officer said, adding that later they sent the four of the injured to the DMCH.
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