Md. Moniruzzaman, Kaliakair (Gazipur): A security worker was killed when a truck ran over a truck on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur. Due to this incident, the workers vandalized the fire connection of the truck and more than half a hundred vehicles. The traffic on the highway is closed after this incident.
The accident happened on Sunday (January 22) at 8 o'clock in the morning. The deceased was identified as Mahmud Jints, a garment factory security guard. The deceased is Azadul Haque (40), son of Arab Ali of Goalpara village of Gobindganj upazila of Gaibandha. He was a security guard at Mahmud Jeans garment factory in Chandra area.
According to the factory workers and the police, the factory workers were going to work at Chandra area of the highway around 8 am on Sunday. At this time, a speeding truck hit security personnel Azadul Haque and some workers. Security worker Azadul died on the spot. 3 more workers were injured. They were rescued and sent to Gazipur Shahid Tajuddin Medical College Hospital. The injured are in critical condition. After the incident, the agitated workers seized the killer truck and set it on fire. Workers staged a blockade on the highway. At that time, the agitated workers vandalized more than half a hundred vehicles stuck in the traffic jam on the highway. Traffic on the highway was closed for about two hours.
Konabari Highway Police OC Atiqul Islam said that a security worker of the factory was killed and 3 workers were injured in the truck. The killer truck has been impounded. Attempts are being made to pacify the workers by talking to them.
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