2 siblings die, CNG driver wounded in road accidentStaff Correspondent
A Bangladeshi expatriate living in Switzerland and his brother were killed and the driver of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw that was carrying them was critically injured after an ambulance had hit the auto-rickshaw at Banani in Dhaka on Monday morning.
The expatriate, Ilias Uddin, 43, and his brother Nasir Uddin, 40, taken dead to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 10:15am while the CNG driver, Nantu Miah, was undergoing a surgery in the hospital, officials said.
Ilias and Nasir were on their way home at Nawabganj in Dhaka after Ilias had reached Dhaka from Switzerland in the morning, the family said.
Ali Ashraf, owner of a tea-stall who witnessed the incident, said that he found the injured lying on the road in a critical condition. The police sent the injured to the hospital.
The ambulance driver’s assistant Faruk, in police custody, said that the ambulance headed for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport hit had the auto-rickshaw headed for downtown when the auto-rickshaw was trying to take a U turn towards the airport at about 9:15am.
Banani police subinspector Emdadul Islam said that the accident had taken near Maasranga TV Bhaban and the ambulance driver, Nannu Miah, got away.
But it is not clear why the auto-rickshaw was taking a U turn although it was headed towards Nawabganj, the policeman said. ‘We are investigating the incident.’
Ilias had worked with a private firm in Switzerland for 15 years and used to come to Dhaka every three to four months, his cousin Sharif Hossain said at the DMCH.
No case was filled till 6:00pm, the police said.
The police seized the ambulance.
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