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Female Ophthalmologist dies in Dhaka accident

WT24 Desk

A female ophthalmologist (eye doctor) was killed in a road crash when a bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying her in city’s Bijay Sarani area early Tuesday, according to report.

Deceased Akhter Zahan Rumpa, 28, hailing from Halishahar area of Chattogram, was an ophthalmologist working at ‘VARD Eye Hospital’ in Sylhet’s Osmani Nagar upazila, police said.

Her marital agreement was completed two months ago and she was supposed to marry this winter. Her fiancé was also on the way to Dhaka from Chattogram to meet her today, he also said.

Rumpa was coming to Dhaka from Sylhet to attend an interview and she boarded the auto-rickshaw at Mohakhali Bus Terminal around 4:45am, he said.

The accident took place around 4:45 am when a bus of ‘Green-line’ Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving Ruma and the auto-rickshaw driver critically injured, said Hanif, an eyewitness.

Later, the injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the duty doctors declared Ruma dead around 5:15 am, said Sub-inspector Bacchu Miah of DMCH police outpost.

Ruma came to Dhaka to attend an interview at ‘Shyamoli Eye Hospital’, said the witness.

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