A new child was killed and a minimum of 15 others had been injured when an ambulance collided head-on with a bus in Barishal’s Babuganj upazila yesterday afternoon.
The accident occurred on Barisal-Dhaka freeway in Rampatti space round 1:30pm, mentioned police.
Seven of the injured had been admitted to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical Faculty Hospital.
Sub-inspector Mehedi Hasan of Babuganj Police Station mentioned the bus, carrying 30 folks, was coming from Faridpur’s Boalmari. The folks had been going to Charmonai to attend a mahfil (spiritual gathering) there. The ambulance with the critically unwell three-day-old child was going to Dhaka from Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical Faculty Hospital for higher remedy.
Kamrul, a bus passenger, mentioned the pace of each the autos was excessive.
The accident broken the ambulance badly. The new child died on the spot.
Zahid bin Alam, officer-in-charge of Airport Police Station, mentioned the infant’s mom Shahana Akter Jui, her mom Shahinur Begum, brother-in-law Sagar, aunt-in-law Firoza, ambulance driver Rezaul, helper Zaheer, and one Rimon had been injured and admitted to the hospital.
Two of them had been in essential situation, he added.