Nine Dead After Red Crescent Relief Truck Crashed in Bangladesh - Organization

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 23, 2017

All the victims were residents of Naikhangchhari Sadar union, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports quoting Taslim Iqbal Chowdhury, chairman of the union parishad.

According to a representative of the Red Crescent, at least nine people died and 10 were injured after the organization's truck had crashed in a Bangladesh's southeastern province.

Bandarban Deputy Commissioner Dilip Banik told our local correspondent that the truck skidded off in Chhakhdola area near a BGB camp around 7:45am, leaving Abdullah, Jalil, Surat, Sayedul, Abdullah and Hakim dead on the spot.

Naikhongchhari Upazila administrator Sarwar Kamal said the injured were undergoing treatment at the nearest health complex.

The society hired volunteers to distribute the relief good among the refugees, he said.

The accident took place in Bandarban district, 316 km southeast of Dhaka.

More than 421,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh fleeing ethnic violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25.

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