8 school children killed in Comilla road crash

 Eight school children were killed and six people injured as a truck rammed a school van at Natherpetua in Manohorganj uapzila here Saturday afternoon.

The deceased are-Nusrat Jahan Shova, Hridoy Hossain Morshed Muttakin, Al-Amin, Hasibul Hasan Neher, his sister Trina, Raqibul Hasan, Fahadul Islam Mithun and Tipu Sultan Sadhin.

Witnesses said a Noakhali-bound truck hit the van carrying some students of Natherpetua Model Academy , a kindergarten, at about 2 pm, leaving  five children dead on the spot and seven people, including the van driver, injured.

Of the injured, two students died on the way to hospital while another at Comilla Medical College Hospital.

Others injured were first admitted to local hospital and later they were shifted to Comilla Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated.

Hearing the news of the death, local people rushed to the spot and set the truck ablaze. They also blocked Comilla-Noakhali road for some time.

On information, local MP Tajul Islam and senior police officials visited the spot. UNB

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