5 of a family killed as bus hits private car in Sylhet

Five members of a family, including three children, were killed and another was critically injured as a bus crashed into a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar upazila early today.

The deceased are Shwapan Kumar Das, his wife Lovely Rani Das and their three children. They hailed from Loiarkul village of Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar.

Mainul Islam, inspector of Sylhet Highway Police, said, “A Sylhet-bound bus of Cumilla Transport hit the Moulvibazar-bound private car in Tajpur area around 5:00am.” 

“Five members of the family died on the spot,” the police officer said.

“Fire Service and Civil Defence rescued an injured person from the car and sent him to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital,” he added.

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