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10 die as truck hits jeep in Habiganj

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Habiganj:

Ten people, including two women, died and another six were injured in a road accident at Sutang in Habiganj Sadar upazilas on Tuesday morning.

Four of the deceased could be identified – Naubal Bibi, 45, wife of Haris Miah of Rahmatpur, Ambia Khatun, 30, daughter of Haris Miah, Babar Miah, 60, and Ahmedul Haque, 65, of Rashidura village.

The accident took place when a Sylhet-bound truck rammed into a jeep, which was travelling to Madhabpur.

The truck set off from Dhaka.

Kamal, a passenger of the jeep who received injuries, told thereport24.com the accident took place around 07:00am and the jeep hit a tractor, killing two people on the spot.

The remaining eight died while being taken to hospital.

Highway police and firefighters of Habiganj Fire Service rushed to the scene and rescued the injured before taking them to Habiganj Sadar Hospital.

Officer-in-charge of Shayesta Highway Police Station Azizur Rahman confirmed the deaths.

Ends/thereport24.com/MI/Dec 16, 2014