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Three killed, 20 injured in Puthia road accident
Three people were killed and at least 20 others injured when a bus rammed into a truck stranded on roadside in Tarapur area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway at Puthiya in Rajshahi on Friday.
Two of the deceased were identified as Rizu, 25, driver’s assistant of the bus, and Jakir Hossain, 28, driver of the truck. But, the identity of another deceased could not be known immediately.
Police and locals said the injured people were sent to different nearby healthcare centres and hospitals, including Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound night coach of Shyamoly Paribahan from Chapainawabgonj rammed into a sand-loaded stranded truck on the road in early hours, officer-in-charge of Puthiya Police Station Shakil Uddin Ahmed told reporters.
On information, he said, police and members of fire service and civil defense rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation with help of locals.