2 Killed, 11 Injured As Truck Overturns In Satkhira

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Two harvest workers were killed and 11 others injured as a paddy-laden truck overturned in Satkhira’s Tala upazila this morning.

The deceased were identified as Saidul Gazi, 38, son of Taleb Gazi and Monirul Islam, 30, son Tofazzal Sardar.

The accident took place on Khulna-Paikgachha road in Harishendrakati Sardarbari Bottala area around 6:30 am on Saturday (May 18).

According to Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Tala Police Station, a truck carrying 13 workers from Koyra upazila turned turtle at Kati Sardarbari Battola 6:00am.

He added also, “The bodies have been kept at Satkhira Sadar Hospital morgue.”

The workers were on their way to harvest paddy in Gopalganj district, the OC said.

The truck was seized although its driver managed to flee the scene, the OC added.

The workers blamed the undergoing road expansion work behind the accident.

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