Two killed in Satkhira road accident

Published : 10 Jan 2021 09:00 PM

At least two people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus fell into a fish enclosure along the road at Tala upazila in Satkhira on Sunday morning.

The accident took place on Satkhira-Khulna highway near Shakdah Bridge area at about 8:00am.

The deceased were identified as Rampad Mandal, 45, son of Madar Mandal of Arpangashia village under Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, and Otikor Mandal, son of Bonmali Mandal of the save village. 

Satkhira Fire Service and Civil Defence station deputy assistant director Tarek Bhuiyan confirmed the matter. He said that the injured were admitted the Satkhira Sadar Hospital. 

Dr Sharmin of the hospital said that the some of the injured were released after primary treatment. However, condition some others are serious. 

Ariful Islam, one of the injured in the accident, said that the accident took place when the driver of the Khulna-bound passenger bus from Satkhira lost control over steering as he was trying to overtake another bus and fell into the ditch leaving the duo dead on the spot and 15 others injured.

Patkelghata police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Kazi Wahid Morshed said that the bodies were recovered and sent to Satkhira Sadar Hospital for autopsy.