Comilla: The body of the lorry fell on the side of the highway after being hit by a bus in Chandina, Comilla. And the passenger bus lost control and hit the highway divider.
No one was killed but the lorry driver and helper were seriously injured. The incident caused a traffic jam on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for about 12 hours.
The accident took place in Gobindpur area of Chandina Upazila on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at 2.30 am on Wednesday (August 31). Later on Thursday (September 1) until 2:00 pm, there was a traffic jam on the Chittagong-bound lane from in front of Chandina Palki cinema hall to Nimsar on the highway for about 12 hours.
It is learned that a passenger bus bound for Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka hit a cargo lorry at Gobindpur area of Chandina at 2.30 am on Wednesday. At that time, the front part of the lorry fell on the side of the highway due to the impact of the bus and the bus lost control and climbed on the highway divider.
Later, a unit of Chandina Fire Service and Mainamati Highway Police reached the spot and rescued the injured with the help of locals. Among them, the lorry driver and helper were rescued and sent to Comilla Medical College Hospital with serious injuries.
It takes several hours to remove the damaged vehicles from the highway. But in between, severe traffic jams are created on the highway. Even though the cars involved in the accident were removed on Thursday morning, the traffic jam did not ease.
Inspector in charge of Highway Police Elliotganj outpost Monirul Islam told Banglanews that traffic jam has been created due to the accident. Also, there is usually a lot of traffic on the highway on Thursdays. That’s why the traffic jam is still there. However, the traffic congestion has come down a lot due to the work of our highway police to decongest the traffic.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Highway Police Mainamati Crossing Police Station Akul Chandra Biswas said that no one died in the accident. Two injured people are undergoing treatment. Currently, traffic congestion has reduced a lot.
Bangladesh Time: 1456 hours, September 01, 2022
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