Staff Reporter:Five leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League were killed in a collision between a truck and a private car on Rupsha bridge bypass road at Harintala in the city on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Mahbub Hasan Babu, organizing secretary, Walid Mahmud Utsob, deputy secretary, Saju Ahmed, assistant secretary, activist Aminul Islam of Gopalganj District Unit BCL and Jubo League district unit vice-president Sadequl Alam, hailing from Gopalganj district town.
The Mongla-bound cement-laden truck collided with the Gopalganj-bound private car around 10:30 pm when the truck was giving side to a mentally challenged man, leaving the five people dead on the spot, said Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Labanchara Police Station.
Among the victims, Sadequl was driving the car. The five friends came to visit Khulna, said the OC adding that the bodies were sent to GopalganjSadar Hospital for autopsy.
Police seized the truck but the driver and helper fled away.unb