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One killed, 40 injured as two commuter buses collide on Dhaka-Bogura highway

At least one person died and more than 40 others were injured in a collision between two passenger buses

on the busy Dhaka-Bogura highway in the district’s Sherpur upazila early on Saturday.

The identities of the deceased and the injured could not be ascertained yet. The victims were occupants of both the buses.

Eye-witnesses told UNB that the accident occurred on the high-speed corridor in the Sherua Battala area of Shahbandegi union around 3.30am when a Dhaka-bound Surja Paribahan bus crashed into a Bogura-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus coming the opposite direction.

The impact of the head-on collision left one person dead and some 40 others injured, and triggered a 1km-long traffic jam on both the carriageways of the highway.

AKM Baniul Anam, in-charge of Sherpur Highway police camp, said the injured were rushed to Sherpur Upazila Hospital and Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital. “Both the buses have been seized and the snarls cleared,” he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh