Death toll rises to 15 in Panchagarh road crash

Three more people, injured in road accident at Padua in Lohagara Upazila of Chattogram on Saturday night, died at hospital, taking death toll from the incident to 15.

Two of the deceased were identified as Mohammad Belal, 23, and Jasim Uddin, 25, sons of Abbas Uddin of Korbaniaghona area in the city.

Officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station Zakir Hossain said the accident took place on Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar Highway around 10:10pm when a truck hit a human-hauler coming from the opposite direction, killing 12 people on the spot. Three more died on the way to hospital.