At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a head-on collision of a human haulier and lorry on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar road in Chakariya area amid heavy rains yesterday evening.
Police could confirm the identities of Badiul Alam, 50, of Harbang area in Chakariya; Al Amin, 48 , of Bandarban’s Lama; haulier driver Minar Uddin, 23, of Amirabad area in Lohagara, Chattogram; and Firoz Ahmed, 32, and Bablu, 40, of Konakhali, Chakariya.
They died at the scene, police said, adding that seven others injured in the crash were sent to a nearby hospital.
Both the vehicles skidded off the road and fell into a ditch after the collision around 6:00pm, they added.
Anisur Rahman, in-charge of Chiringa Highway Police Outpost, said locals, police, and firefighters rescued the victims from the damaged haulier.
Doctors at Chakariya Health Complex said two seriously injured men were sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for better treatment.