At least five people were killed and two others injured after a bus hit a van on Dinajpur-Panchagarh Highway at Pachish Mile in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur on Monday.
The police are yet to identify the deceased.
The accident took place at around 2:30pm when a Panchagarh-bound bus of BRTC dashed a roadside tree after hitting a battery-run van as one of the wheels of the bus got punctured.
Four people were killed on the spot and three others were injured, said Abdul Matin, officer-in-charge of Birganj police station.
The injured were taken to local hospitals. Another victim died on the way to hospital.
On information, the police went to the spot and conducted a rescue operation, the OC said.
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