Six people, including five women, were killed and at least nine others sustained injuries when a truck fell into a ditch after being hit by another truck near Kamla Bazar in Ruma upazila of Bandarban district on Monday.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Ruma police station officer-in-charge (OC) Alamgir Hossain confirmed the matter.
On information, police and local people rushed to the spot, he added.
Locals said a truck carrying passengers was heading towards Ruma upazila sadar from Boga Lake while another was coming from the opposite direction, from Ruma to Boga Lake.
Later, the two trucks collided head-on at Komlabazar Khara area.
The women were going to Romacri union on a truck to collect money under Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme, they said.
However, the rescue operation was disrupted due to rains in the area.
BDST: 1950 HRS, MAR 20, 2023