Three fish traders dead, two injured as pickup van hits roadside tree in Sylhet


UNB, Sunamganj :

Three fish traders were killed and two were injured as a pickup van carrying them and fish crashed into a roadside tree in Chhatak upazila of Sylhet this morning.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Karim, Nurul Haque and Asad Uddin, hailing from several areas of Jamalganj upazila in Sunamganj.

The identities of the injured could not be known immediately.


Police and locals said the pickup van carrying the traders and fish was going to Sylhet from the district’s Jamalganj upazila around 11 am.

The pickup van hit the roadside tree after the driver lost control over the wheels in Borokapon area under Jaouya Bazar union of Chhatak upazila, leaving the three dead on the spot and two critically injured, they said.

Sub-inspector Abdul Kabir of Joykalas Highway Police confirmed the matter, saying that after being informed, a police team rushed to the spot and was working to recover the bodies.

The bodies will be handed over to the families upon completing legal procedures, he added.