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7 killed in bus-truck collision

Seven people were killed and 35 others injured in a bus-truck collision on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Nayadingi in Saturia upazila of Manikganj yesterday. Four died of the same family

The accident took place at about 9:30am when a Manikganj-bound bus of Palli Sheba Paribahan collided head-on with a sand-laden truck on the highway.

The deceased were identified as Momtaz Begum, her son Mosharraf Hossain, daughter Rima, sister Razia Begum; Aleya Begum, Solaeman Kabir and Sohel Rana.

All of them hailed from different villages of Dhamrai upazila in Dhaka.

5 died on the spot while one on way to Manikganj Sadar Hospital and the others after admission to the hospital.

Of the injured, eight were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as their condition was stated to be critical.

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