Four people were killed in a head-on collision between two passenger buses at Bogura's Sherpur. At least ten other passengers were injured in the incident. They were rescued in critical condition and sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (Shajimek) Hospital in Bogura.
The accident took place on the Dhaka-Bogura highway at Doshmile in Garidaha union of the Upazila on Friday (March 19) at around 2am. However, the immediate names of the victims were not known.
Ratan Hossain, station officer of Sherpur Fire Service and Civil Defense, confirmed the information. Two passengers were killed on the spot.
Ten to 12 people seriously injured in the accident were rescued and sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogura. Two of them died before reaching the hospital, the station official said.
Meanwhile, the two buses involved in the accident fell horizontally on the highway and the traffic was stopped. During this time, there was a severe traffic jam on both sides of the highway for an area of about two kilometers. After about two hours the traffic got normal.
Baniul Alam Anam, in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police's Ten Mile Camp, said they were trying to find out the names of the victims. After the accident, the traffic was stopped but after some time their intervention became normal. Two of the buses have been seized. However, he said it was not possible to detain anyone.