At least six Rohingyas were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between two Jeeps on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf road near Ukhiya Degree College in the district on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Ali Ahmmod, 45, Abul Boshar, 30, Nurul Haque, 26, Belal, 35, Mohammad Alam, 30, and Saydul Alom, 25.
Quoting witnesses, Ukhiya police station Officer-in-Charge Gias Uddin Miah said: “A Cox’s Bazar-bound public jeep, locally known as Chander Gari, collided head-on with another Jeep coming from the opposite direction near Ukhiya Degree College around 8am, leaving five people dead on the spot and injuring 16 others.”
Later, one person succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, police said.
Earlier, the OC said three of the injured had died in hospital, but later Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital and Ukhiya police station sources confirmed that only one person died at the hospital.
The injured were admitted to Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospitals.
Locals said the Cox’s Bazar-bound jeep, carrying 30-35 Rohingyas, left Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Ukhiya around 7:45 am.