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Mayor hurt in accident on way to attend Payra power plant opening programme

Barguna municipality mayor Advocate Kamrul Ahsan Maharaj was injured in a road accident when he was going to attend the opening ceremony of coal-fired Payra power plant in Patuakhali on Monday morning.

The accident happened at about 9:30am at Itbaria Mostoktana area of the Barguna-Purakata road.

The mayor was first taken to Barguna General Hospital, Later, he was shifted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for better treatment.

Police said the driver of the car, carrying the mayor, lost control over the steering in the area while giving side a bye-cycle rider and fell into a roadside ditch.