Four passengers were killed as a freight truck hit a microbus, causing its gas cylinder to blow-up, in Sylhet’s Golapganj on Wednesday early morning.
Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The accident took place on the Sylhet-Zakiganj road in Golapganj upazila, adjacent to Mollagram Government Primary School, around 5.30am in the morning.
Golapganj Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Harun-Ur-Rashid confirmed the matter.
Four passengers, including a child, of the microbus died on the spot due to large fire caused by the gas-cylinder explosion. Four critically injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Being informed, a unit of fire service rushed to the spot and doused the fire with an effort of half hour and recovered three bodies.