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Seven die in Chittagong as truck falls into ditch

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Seven die in Chittagong as truck falls into ditch

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Chittagong:

Seven people died after a rice-laden truck fell into a roadside ditch in Mirsharai upazila of Chittagong on Monday morning.

They are Kamal Miah, 45, Saidul, 40, Monir, 45, Azad, 25, Rubel, 25, Tipu, 30, and Alam, 30.

Another five people were also injured in the accident that took place in Sonapahar area of the upazila.

Farid Uddin, officer-in-charge of Mirsharai Police Station, the driver of the truck, which was travelling to Chittagong, lost control and fell into the ditch.

“Seven of the eleven people who were on the truck died on the scene,” he said.

Police and firefighters arrived on the scene after the accident.

The injured, who all hail from Naogaon and Bogra, were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital but they could not be identified.

Ends/thereport24.com/MI/Oct 12, 2015