Thakurgaon accident death toll jumps to 12

Two people, injured in a head-on collision between two buses in the Sadar Upazila, died on Saturday, taking the death toll in the accident to 12.

Abdur Rauf, 19, a student of Baliadangi’s Shahid Akbar Ali science and Technology College, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital around noon while Baliadangi resident Dabirul Islam Comrade, 60, succumbed to his injuries at night.

At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured in the accident on Thakurgaon-Dhaka Highway at Borokhochabari in Sadar upazila on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Mostofa, 42, Mansura Begum, 35, Mangoli Rani, 63, Jaba Rani, 35, Abdur Rahman, 40, Abdul Majid, 42, Saraswati Saha, 50, Khitis Barman, 40, Kamrunnesa, 32, and Anwara Begum, 48. They were residents of different upazilas of the district.

The accident took place around 8am when a bus of ‘Dipjol Paribahan’ from Dhaka collided with a bus of ‘Nishat Enterprise’. Five people died on the spot and 27 others were injured.

Twenty-four of the injured passengers were taken to the Sadar Hospital where two of them died. Three others succumbed to their injuries when they being shifted to RMCH.