9 killed in road accident in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 09:44, Feb 26,2021 | Updated: 12:40, Feb 26,2021


At least nine people were killed and some 50 others were injured in a head-on collision between two buses in Sylhet on Friday early morning.

Local residents said that the accident took place at about 6:30am when a Sylhet city-bound bus of London Express and Dhaka-bound bus of Ena Paribahan collided head-on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rashidpur area under Dakshin Surma upazila in the district.

They said that nine passengers of both buses were killed and some 50 others were injured in the accident.

Dakshin Surma police officer-in-charge Monirul Islam confirmed the matter to New Age and said that the police in association with a team of fire brigade were rescuing the injured victims from the spot.

‘Identity of the victims could not be established immediately,’ he said at about 9:00am.

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