At least 17 people were killed in Rajshahi after a passenger bus collided head-on with a microbus on Friday.
The accident occurred in front of Katakhali Police Station around 1:45pm.
Police said the microbus, carrying 15 people, including two children and four women, was going to Rajshahi’s Shah Makhdum shrine from Rangpur’s Pirgonj.
A Dhaka-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan from Rajshahi collided with the microbus head-on.
“The gas cylinder inside the microbus exploded on impact, killing 11 of its passengers on the spot,” said Rajshahi Metropolitan Police’s Spokesperson Additional Deputy Commissioner Golam Ruhul Kuddus.
Eight of the injured were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Six of them succumbed to their injuries.
Two survivors are undergoing treatment at RMCH.
Police are yet to confirm identities of the victims.
Source: United News of Bangladesh