Panchagarh: A microbus driver was killed and five more people were injured as a tractor slammed into his vehicle on the Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway in Atoari upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Omar Ali, 35, driver of the microbus and son of late Tamizuddin, a resident of South Durgapur village in the upazila.
Quoting witnesses, police said the accident took place in front of Satkhamar Islamia Fazil Madrasa in the area around 12:45 am when a log-laden tractor hit a microbus coming from the opposite direction, leaving the latter’s driver dead on the spot and five more people injured.
The injured, including Abdal Adil Alvi Rubel, representative of Rangpur division unit of Bangladesh Manabadhikar Bastabayan Sangstha, were rushed to Thakurgaon Modern Hospital.
Abu Jahid, chairman of Radhanagar union parishad, said his son along with his (son’s) family had arrived at Syedpur Airport by a flight of Bangladesh Biman from Dhaka.
And the tragic accident occurred in front of Satkhamar Islamia Fazil Madrassa when the microbus was carrying them home from the airport.
Tractor hits microbus, kills its driver