At least seven people were killed and four others were injured in a head-on collision between a sand-laden truck and a microbus on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Narsingdi today.
The accident occurred at the Itakhola area of the upazila at around 3:00am on Friday (25 August), said Itakhola Highway police outpost in-charge Inspector Md Kabir Hossain told The Business Standard.
Police said the Sylhet-bound microbus collided head-on with a sand-laden truck coming from the opposite direction on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway.
Five people were killed on the spot as a result of the clashes. Later, one person died while being taken to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital and another died after being admitted to the hospital.
All the dead and injured are the officers and employees of Savar SB Knitting Limited.
Savar SB Knitting Limited Manager (Administration) Mir Sihab Uddin Zakir said, "All the dead and injured are officers and employees of SB Knitting Limited. They were going to Sylhet."
The injured were initially taken to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital and later transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for better treatment.