Bus collision kills couple, another

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 13:23, Jan 17,2020 | Updated: 01:08, Jan 18,2020


Three people including a couple were killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Cox’s Bazar–Chattogram Highway at Patiya upazila of Chattogram.

The deceased were Zahed Hossain, 41, his wife Nigar Sultana, 32, residents of Chakoria, and Omar Faruk, 33, owner of a restaurant in Chattogram.

Bimal Chandra Bhoumik, inspector of Patita upazila police outpost, said that the Cox’s Bazar-bound bus of Shyamoli Paribahan collided with a Chattogram-bound local bus at Shantirhat around 11:15am, leaving Faruk and Zahed dead and seven passengers, including Nigar, injured.

The injured were taken to a private hospital in Chattogram where duty doctors declared Nigar dead.

Police seized the buses but the drivers managed to flee, he added.

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