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7 killed in Sunamganj road accident

Sylhet Office : At least seven people were killed and eight others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Dakshin Sunamganj upazila on Sunday morning.

Four of the deceased were identified as Md Sagar Mia, 16, son of Istu Mia; Md Limon Mia, 17, son of Fazal Mia; Afzal Mia, son of Md Alim of Durbokanda village in Dakshin Sunamganj Upazila.

The fourth victim was human hauler driver Md Noman, 28, son of Ali Akbar of Gagli village of the upazila.

A passenger bus of Limon Paribahan collided with the human hauler in patharia around 8am, killing seven of them on the spot.

Both vehicles fell into a roadside ditch, Md Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Dakshin Sunamganj Police Station, said quoting locals.

Police rescued the injured and sent them to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital. Two of the injured were shifted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition, the OC added.