Two people were killed and two others injured after a bus hit an ambulance carrying a body of a deceased and its family members on the Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila of Bogura yesterday (April 25, 2022) afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Aynal Haque (50) of Kamla Bazar of Gaibandha sadar upazila and ambulance driver Din Mohammad (30) of Kawkhali upazila of Pirojpur, our Bogura correspondent reports quoting Baniul Anam, traffic inspector of Sherpur Highway Police Camp.
Two injured ambulance passengers, including Aynal son Firoz Ali are undergoing treatment at the Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogura, said the police official.
The accident happened as the Dhaka-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus entered on the wrong side of the road and hit the ambulance from the opposite direction, said the police official.
The ambulance was heading towards Gaibandha carrying the body of deceased Aynal Haque’s wife from Dhaka, said the inspector.
Aynal died on the spot and Din Mohammad died on the way to the hospital, added the traffic inspector.
“We seized the bus but its driver managed to flee the scene. The bodies will be handed over after filing a case. The process to file a case in this connection is underway,” added Inspector Baniul.
-With The Daily Star input