Two persons were killed and seven others injured as two vehicles collided on the Bangabandhu Bridge early Sunday.
The accident left the road blocked for two hours which caused a long traffic congestion on the highway.
The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known immediately.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station Mosaddek Hossain confirmed the matter.
He said a Dhaka-bound vehicle lost control and overturned when it reached Pillar No 18 of the bridge. At that time, a passenger bus of ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ rammed the maxi at 3:30am, leaving two passengers of the vehicle on the spot and seven others injured.
The injured were sent to Tangail Sadar Hospital, he added.
The bodies were sent to 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj, the OC added.
BDST: 1251 HRS, JUN 13, 2021