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Bangladesh : Nine killed, 20 injured as truck carrying relief for Rohingyas falls into ditch

Bangladesh : Nine killed, 20 injured as truck carrying relief for Rohingyas falls into ditch

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Sep 2017, 02:31 pm
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IBNS) : At least nine people were killed and eight others injured when a truck carrying relief for Rohingyas veered off the road and fell into a roadside ditch near Bangladesh's in Bandarban on Thursday, Bangladesh's leading daily New Age reported.

Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The reports quoted AKM Jahangir, General Secretary, Bandarban unit of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society as saying that the  accident took place  when the goods-laden truck fell into a roadside ditch while heading towards Naikhyangchari Rohingya camp from Cox's Bazar, leaving six workers killed on the spot and 11 others injured.

Of the injured, three  more  died on way to hospital.

ocal representatives from Bangladesh Red Crescent Society have been providing the relief materials, including rice and pulse, for 1,500 families of Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bandarban.