Three Killed in Ambulance
A BANGLADESHI PRIVATE AMBULANCE was struck by a loaded sand truck at 3:30 am Wednesday morning. The crash killed the patient, his wife and the ambulance driver. Three other passengers were injured and were transported.
Three people including a couple were killed and three others injured as a truck crashed into an ambulance at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital early Wednesday. Rafiqul Islam, a sub-inspector (SI) of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, told The Daily Star that a sand-laden truck heading for Farmgate from Gabtoli hit an ambulance at the intersection in front of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre around 3:30am.
Ambulance passengers Pathan, 50, and his wife Farzana Pathan, 40, and driver Ansar Ali, 35, died on the spot, said Bozlar Rahman, another SI of the police station.
The accident took place when the family members were shifting Nilu Pathan, who was undergoing treatment at an Uttara hospital for his heart problem, to another hospital at Mirpur by the rented ambulance after his condition deteriorated, SI Rafiqul said.
The injured — Nilu Pathan's son Sajib, 22, and his two cousins Manik and Liton — were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where condition of Sajib stated to be critical. The bodies were also sent to the DMCH morgue for autopsy.
The driver and helper managed to flee the scene leaving the truck on the scene.
The Daily Star also filed this video report from the scene:
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