Rashed Kabir, dean of Science Faculty at Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), was killed as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Bera upazila of Pabna district early today.
Nine others were also injured in the accident that occurred on Pabna-Dhaka highway in Chakla area of the upazila.
Abu Md Delwar Hasan Inam, officer-in-charge of Santhia Police Station, said the Pabna-bound bus of 'Sarker Travels' from Dhaka skidded off the highway and fell into a roadside ditch under Chanda Bridge around 1:30am, leaving Rashed and nine others injured.
On information, police and firefighters rushed to the spot and rescued the injured.
The injured were taken to Bera Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared Rashed, 55, dead.
Rashed Kabir, son of Imam Ahmed, hailed from Arambagh of Dhaka.