5 killed in Sirajganj road accident

Five people died while at least 30 others were injured in a bus-truck collision in Sirajganj Tuesday morning.

The deceased were all men. Their identity could not be known immediately.

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 a 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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