Five people were killed and at least 20 others injured as two buses collided head-on in Baldipukur area under Mithapikur upazila of Rangpur on Sunday morning.
The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known immediately.
AKM Samsuzzoha, Deputy Assistant Director of Rangpur Fire Service, confirmed the matter.
He said a Rangpur-bound passenger bus of ‘Selfie Paribahan’ collided head-on with another passenger bus of ‘Joana Paribahan’ on Rangpur-Dhaka Highway around 7:15am, leaving five passengers of Selfie Paribahan, including its driver, dead on the spot and at least 20 passengers of the buses injured.
The injured were taken to hospital following the accident, Rangpur Assistant Superintendent of Police (D Circle) Kamruzzaman told Banglanews.
BDST: 1220 HRS, JUL 18, 2021