Two riders killed as truck plunges into ditch near Dhaka

Savar, Jan 29 (UNB) – Three brick kilns workers and a truck driver, were killed as a truck plunged into in a roadside ditch in Ashulia Boro Bridge area near Bypail-Abdullahpur highway early Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as workers Arif Miah, Shahin, truck driver Mujahud and brick field guard Abdul Kader, 50.

The brick-laden truck plunged into a 40-feet deep ditch around 5:30 am when its driver lost control over the wheel, leaving four people including the driver missing, said Rezaul Haque Dipu, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station.

Later, divers from Fire Service and Civil Defence station in Uttara recovered four bodies.

Meanwhile, one managed to swim ashore who later was admitted to a hospital.