At least nine people killed, 40 injured in Rangpur road accident

At least nine people were killed and 40 were injured in a road accident on Rangpur-Dinajpur Highway near Khaurubhaj Bridge in Shaleyasha area of Taraganj upazila in Rangpur on early Monday.

Taraganj highway police outpost officer-in-charge Mahbub Morshed said that the accident took place at about 12:30am as two buses of Joyana Paribahan and Islam Paribahan collided head on in the area amid rain.

Five of the deceased died on the spot while the rest died at Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, the OC said, adding that the identity of the victims could not be known immediately.

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