13 dead as truck crashes into workers' huts in Bangladesh

2019-01-25 12:07
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Police say a truck loaded with coal has overturned and crashed into workers' huts at a brickfield in eastern Bangladesh, leaving 13 dead and two injured.

Police official Mahfuzur Rahman says the driver lost control of the truck when it ploughed into the housing units as the workers were asleep at Chauddagram in Comilla district early on Friday.

He says a dozen workers died at the scene while another succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital. Two others are being treated.

Comilla is 84km southeast of Dhaka, the capital.

Road accidents are common in Bangladesh because of lax enforcement of traffic laws, reckless driving and bad roads.

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