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Soldier dies as truck carrying troops overturns in Dhaka

Troops salvage a truck after it overturned in front of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases on Mirpur Road in Dhaka on Thursday. – collected photo

A soldier died and several others injured as a truck of Bangladesh Army carrying them overturned in front of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases on Mirpur Road in Dhaka on Thursday.

The truck, heading towards Cumilla Cantonment from Savar Cantonment, lost control while allowing a bicyclist to pass, hopped on the road median and overturned at around 8:30am, said police.

Sixteen soldiers on board the truck sustained injuries and one of them was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and others were taken to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, said Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station sub-inspector Saozar Karim.

He said that they came to know that one of them died at the hospital added that military personnel later took all the injured soldiers to Combined Military Hospital.

Saozar said that the identity of the bicyclist could not be known immediately.

On-duty physicians at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital said that a soldier named Prince of 28 Bengal died at the hospital.

Military personnel were seen interviewing people at the place of occurrence around 11:00am.

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