At least six people were killed and ten injured in an accident on the Dhaka-Bogura highway early Sunday.
According to the fire service, a Dhaka-bound SR Paribahan bus collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound stone-laden truck at around 4.45 am on Sunday in the Sherpur College Gate area of Bogura.
"The drivers of the bus and the truck and four passengers of the bus were killed on the spot. The injured have been rescued and sent to Bogura's Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital," confirmed Fire Service and Civil Defense Senior Station Officer Bazlur Rashid.
Bazlul Rahman confirmed that the bodies were handed over to the police and have been sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy,
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bogura Sherpur Police, Shahidul Islam said that the bodies of six killed in the accident have been sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
"Both of the vehicles have been taken into police custody," he added.
The name of one of the deceased was initially found, Bablu, the driver of Bogura SR Paribahan (bus). One among the other five is the driver of the truck and the rest four are bus passengers. One of them is a woman. However, their names could not be confirmed initially.