Two killed in microbus-tractor collision

Two people were killed in a head-on collision between a microbus and a tractor at Majhipara area on Panchagarh-Tentulia highway in Shalbahan union of Tentulia upazila in Panchagarh on Saturday evening.

The deceased were identified as driver of the microbus Swapan Chandra Roy, 25, son of Tulesh Roy of Burimutki area of Tirnihat union under Tentulia upazila and Yasmin Akter, wife of Rabiul Islam of Beharipara area of Tentulia Sadar union.

According to local and police sources, the microbus, coming from Panchagarh collided head-on with a speeding tractor coming from the opposite direction, in front of the Green Care Tea Factory on the highway.

Swapan and Yasmin were killed on the spot. At least 6 to 7 more people were injured at the time. Later, locals rescued the injured and admitted them to Tentulia Upazila Health Complex. There, the on-duty doctors referred some of them to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital due to their critical condition.

Tentulia Model Police Station OC (Investigation) Abu Saeed Chowdhury confirmed the news.