India: 4 killed, 24 hurt in bus-truck collision
Four people were killed and at least 24 others injured when a speedy truck crashed into a commuter bus parked along a busy highway in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The accident occurred near Mahungupur village in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, some 30 kms from state capital Lucknow, this morning. "The double-decker bus carrying 60 migrant workers from Nepal to the western Indian state of Goa was parked along the highway following a tyre puncture. Unable to spot the bus, the truck driver hit the vehicle from behind," a police officer told the local media. The impact of the crash left the bus driver, who was replacing the punctured tyre, and three passengers dead on the spot. "The 24 other injured occupants of the bus have been hospitalised," the officer said. Local TV channels reported, quoting health officials, that six of the injured passengers were shifted to a government hospital in Lucknow after their condition at Barabanki district hospital worsened. "A probe has been ordered into the accident," the police officer said. Road accidents are common in India, with one taking place every four minutes. These accidents are often blamed on poor roads, rash driving and scant regard for traffic laws. Also read: Two killed, 15 hurt in Bagerhat bus accident The Indian government's implementation of stricter traffic laws in recent years has failed to rein in accidents, which claim over 100,000 lives every year.
2 killed in bus-truck collision in Netrakona
Two people were killed and 25 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck on Mymensingh regional road in Netrakona district early Monday, said police. The deceased were identified as bus driver Sobuj Mia and supervisor Suhel Mia. Also read: SI returning with accused following drive killed in Moulvibazar road crash; 8 injured The accident occurred when a Chattogram-bound bus collided head-on with a paddy-laden truck in Challisha area around 5am, leaving the bus driver dead on spot, said Zahurul Islam, sub-inspector (SI) of Netrakona Model police station. The bus supervisor succumbed to his injuries on the way to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital (MMCH). The injured are undergoing treatment at Netrokona Adhunik Sadar Hospital and MMCH, said Mamun Mia, deputy assistant director of Netrakona Fire Service. Also read: 13 industrial cops hurt in Ctg road crash The bodies were sent to Adhunik Sadar Hospital morgue, said SI Zahurul. Traffic on Netrokona-Mymensingh road remained suspended for two hours after the accident, he added.
3 die in bus-truck collision in Bagerhat
Three people were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the busy Khulna-Mawa highway of Bagerhat district on Sunday, police said. The deceased were identified as bus driver Abdullah Sheikh, 41, son of Azgarh Ali of Faridpur district, truck driver Jalal Hawladar, 40, son of Rustom Ali of Sadar upazila in Bagerhat, and Aias Sheikh, the two-year-old son of Masud Sheikh. The accident occurred around 8.30am in the Palerhat area of Fakirhat upazila when the Dhaka-bound bus crashed into the truck coming from the opposite direction, said Sheikh Abul Hasan, in-charge of Mollahat Highway Police. READ: 18 die in India road crash "The impact of the crash was such that the three died on the spot. The injured are being treated at a local hospital," he said, adding that the two vehicles were compounded.
Bus-truck collision leaves 4 dead in Naogaon
Four people, including a two-year-old child, were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Naogaon on Wednesday night, police said. The accident occurred around 9pm on Badalgachi-Patnitala Regional Road in the district's Mohadevpur upazila. Read:Dinajpur road crash leaves 2 dead "The Naogaon-bound bus crashed into the truck coming from the opposite direction at high speed, as its driver could not apply brakes at the last minute," said Azam Uddin Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Mohadevpur police station. Two passengers of the bus died on the spot and 17 were injured in the impact of the collision, he said. The injured were taken to Badalgachi Upazila Health Complex and Naogaon Sadar Hospital. Five of the seriously injured were later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) after their condition worsened. "The child succumbed to his injuries at Naogaon Sadar Hospital that night only, while another injured at Badalgachi Upazila Health Complex died on Thursday morning," said the OC. Read: Road crash claims three lives in Habiganj Two of the deceased were identified as Abdur Rashid, 37, and Girij Pahan, 35, of Soasa village in Badalgachi upazila. The identity of the child and another deceased could not be known immediately. A case of rash and negligent driving has been filed at Mohadevpur police station, the officer added.
Two die in bus-truck collision in Rangur
Two persons were killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the busy Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in the district early on Friday morning. The accident occurred around 4.30am near a fuel refilling station on the high-speed corridor in the Shathibari area of the district's Mithapukur upazila. Also read:3 killed in truck-auto rickshaw collision in Rajbari "The Rangpur-bound bus, named 'Mayer Doa Paribahan', crashed into the potato-laden truck heading towards Dhaka at high speed, leaving two dead on the spot," said Shahjahan Ali, officer-in-charge of Baradarga highway police station. One of the deceased was the truck driver and another was a male passenger of the bus but their identities could not be known immediately, he said. "The injured have been admitted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital," he police officer added. Also read: Couple killed in Madaripur road crash
16 killed, 24 injured in bus-truck collision in eastern India
At least 16 people were killed and 24 others injured on Wednesday after a bus collided with a truck laden with cooking gas cylinders in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, officials said. The accident took place on Govindpur-Sahibganj highway in Paderkola village in Pakur district, about 351 km northeast of Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. Read:India logs 90,928 new COVID-19 cases The injured were being treated in hospitals, said Pakur civil surgeon Ramdev Paswan. Police said rescuers had to use gas cutters to bring out those trapped inside the mangled bus. Preliminary investigations revealed that careless driving and poor visibility caused by the dense fog in the area might be the causes of the mishap.
10 killed in Jhenaidah road accident
At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured in a road accident at Barobazar area in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah on Wednesday.
Five killed in Bagerhat bus-truck collision
Five people were killed and 12 others injured after a bus collided head on with a rod-laden truck on Khulna-Mawa highway in Kakdanga area in Fakirhat upazila.
Female schoolteacher’s hand severed in Gopalganj road crash
A female teacher of Dhaka’s Willes Little Flower School got one of her hands severed in a road accident which took place when their excursion bus overturned at Ghonapara in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
Mother, daughter killed in Gaibandha road crash
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