5 killed in ambulance-truck collision in Kushtia

Five passengers of an ambulance were killed and another injured in a head-on collision with a truck on the Kushtia-Khulna highway in Sadar upazila of Kushtia this afternoon.

Among the dead, four were men and one woman, said Atiqul Islam, assistant superintendent (Sadar circle) of Kushtia.

ASP Atiqul Islam said the incident took place at Niyatmore on the road around 3:30pm while the five victims in the ambulance were returning home in Jashore with a patient from Pabna Mental Hospital.

Police recovered the bodies from the spot and sent them to Kushtia General Hospital, said Atiqul Islam.

The injured person was sent to the same hospital, our Kushtia correspondent reports quoting the police official.

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