Five people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a bus-truck collision in Sirajganj Tuesday morning.
Three of the deceased were identified as Fazlar Rahman of Shahajahanpur upazila town in Bogura, Bimal Kuma of Betgari under Sherpur upazila in the district and Md Abdul Hanna of village Tamai under Belkuchi upazila in Sirajganj.
The identity of two other deceased, all men, could not be identified.
The accident took place at about 7:30 am at Konbari College intersection on Dhaka-Rajshahi road in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj on the west bank of Bangabandhu Bridge.
Bangabandhu Bridge west police inspector (investigation) Mohammad Nurul Islam said that a bus of Jugantar Paribahan bound for Dhaka from Bogura collided head-on with a truck carrying edible soybean oil from Dhaka to North Bengal, leaving four people dead on the spot.
On information, police went to the spot and took the injured to Sirajganj General Hospital. Another passenger died on the way to the hospital.
Police seized the two vehicles but the drivers and assistants managed to flee.
Movement on the highway was blocked for about an hour due to the accident.
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