5 killed in road accident in Habiganj

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HABIGANJ : At least five persons including a woman, were killed and seven others injured when a microbus collided with a truck at Ulukandi rail line area on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Chunarughat upazila of the district early this morning.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, police said.

Zakir Hossain,Officer-in-charge (OC) of Shaistagonj Highway police Station, said the accident occurred when a stone-laden truck heading towards Dhaka collided with the microbus coming from opposite direction around 7am, leaving the five people dead on the spot and seven others injured.

The injured were sent to Habiganj Sadar Hospital for treatment, police added.

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