Death of grandparents in bus accident in Lakshmipur

Mim Akhtar (4) and his maternal grandfather Nashir Mollah died in a passenger bus while crossing the road in Lakshmipur. The accident took place on the Laxmipur-Dhaka Regional Highway in front of the Siam Petrol Pump in East Hajipara area of ​​Sadar Upazila at around 9 am on Monday (July 8).

Police and eyewitnesses said that Mim and his maternal grandmother were passengers of a Chittagong-bound Shahi Paribahan bus. They arrived by launch from Bhola and boarded a bus to Chittagong from Hat area of ​​Majuchaudhuri of Sadar Upazila. On reaching the spot, the bus stopped at the pump to take oil. At that time, Nashir got off the bus with his granddaughter and was going to the shop on the opposite side of the road. A Yamuna Paribahan bus ran over them while crossing the road. The child Mim died on the spot. Meanwhile, his uncle Nashir was also seriously injured. Later he was rescued and taken to Sadar Hospital where he also died while undergoing treatment.

Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of Sadar Hospital, Arup Pal, said that one child was brought dead in the accident. One more person named Nashir was brought in injured condition. He died while undergoing treatment. The body has been kept in the morgue. It is known that they are great-grandchildren.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chandraganj Highway Police Ruhul Amin said the accident took place while crossing the road. The body of the dead child and the injured person have been sent to Sadar Hospital. Nashir also died while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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