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Nine killed in Nilphamari road crash

18 June 2018,Monday, 11:11



At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus hit a pick-up van at Dhalagach in Syedpur-Bypass area of Syedpur upazila in Nilphamari on Sunday night.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Ashoke Kumar Pal, assistant superintendent of Syedpur (Sadar Circle) police, said the accident took place in the area around 10:15 pm when a Dhaka-bound bus hit the pick-up van carrying some young people, leaving all of them dead on the spot and 20 others injured.

Of the injured, twelve were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Shahjahan Pasha, officer-in-charge of Syedpur Police Station, said the group hired the pick-up for making a joyous trip on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and met the tragedy while returning to home from a picnic spot in Dinajpur.

 

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