Dhaka, Bangladesh – At least nine people were killed when a truck of Red Crescent carrying relief goods for Rohingya refugees veered off a road and fell into a ditch in the country’s southeastern Bandarban district on Thursday.
The identities of the victims were not known immediately.
“The Red Crescent rented the truck to deliver relief to the Rohingya refugees and the deceased were all day labourers,” a Red Crescent official told the correspondent in the capital Dhaka over phone.
The accident occurred around 8:00am when the driver of the relief goods-laden truck lost his control over steering and fell into a roadside ditch at Chakdhala area in Naikhhangchhari upazila (sub-district) of Bandarban.
The truck was carrying relief goods for the Rohingya refugees who crossed the Myanmar border from Rakhine state and came to Bangladesh to flee persecution in their country.
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