At least four people have been killed in a head-on collision between two passenger buses at Bogra’s Sherpur. At least 10 other passengers were injured in the incident. They were rescued in critical condition and sent to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (Shajimek) Hospital.
The accident took place on the Dhaka-Bogra highway at around 10 am on Friday (March 19) at around 10 am in the Garidaha union of the Upazila. However, the names of the victims were not known.
Ratan Hossain, an officer of the Sherpur Fire Service and Civil Defense Station, confirmed the information.
Two passengers were killed on the spot. Another 12 people who were seriously injured in the accident were rescued and rushed to Shajimek Hospital in Bogra. Two of them died before reaching the hospital.
Meanwhile, after the accident, the bus was stuck between the two highways, 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 became normal. Baniul Alam Anam, in charge of Sherpur Highway Police’s Ten Mile Camp, said efforts were being made to identify the victims. After the accident, the traffic was stopped but after some time the traffic became normal. Two of the buses have been seized. However, he said it was not possible to detain anyone.