Pirganj road crash : Two killed and nine injured
Rangpur, 23 December 2014, Nirapad News : Two people were killed and nine others injured in a road crash at Shallow Para point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway under Pirganj upazila in the morning.
The accident occurred at around 6.15am when a Rangpur bound passenger bus and a Bogra bound truck from the opposite directions had a head-on collision to the point of killing one person on the spot and injuring 10 more bus passengers. Police rushed to the spot, rescued the injured persons with the help of the local people and sent them to Pirganj Upazila Health Complex and Rangpur Medical College and Hospital (RMCH). Another injured person succumbed to his injuries and died on his way to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.
The deceased are Riyad Babu Ali, 20, son of Motiar Rahman of village Mirjapur under Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur and Shariful Islam 28, son of Shutku Mian of village Dhaperhat under Polashbari upazila in Gaibandha district.
Both the ill-fated passenger bus and truck have been seized by police. Officer-in-Charge of Pirganj Thana Israil Hossain and In-charge of Gobindaganj Highway Police Camp SM Masud Parvez admitted the incident. The process of filing a case in this connection was in progress till filing of this report.