Meherpur death toll reaches 6
18 March 2016, Nirapad News: The death toll in the accident on Meherpur-Mujibnagar road in Chakshyamnagar area of the district on Thursday evening (March 17) rose to six as two more Jubo League men succumbed to their injuries during treatment.
The deceased were identified as Sohrab Hossain, 34, Mithun Mia, 30, Anisur Rahman (40), Tufan (35), Tuku (32) and Nazrul (35). All of them were local unit Jubo League activists.
Besides, at least three more Jubo League activists were injured in the accident.
The injured were first admitted to Meherpur Sadar Hospital but later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) as their condition deteriorated.
However, Sohrab Hossain succumbed to his injuries around 10:30pm and Mithun around 11:30pm on Thursday on way to RMCH.
Victims’ family sources told that they were processing to bring the bodies to home.
Meanwhile, Meherpur sadar thana police rescued four bodies and kept those at Meherpur General Hospital morgue.
Confirming the matter, Meherpur police super (SP) Hamidul Alam told that the victims were returning from Meherpur to Mujibnagar after attending a program on the occasion of the birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“A schoolchildren-carrying picnic bus hit the human-hauler that was carrying the Jubo League activists, leaving one dead on the spot and others injured,” he added.
According to the SP, agitated locals set fire to the bus.