At least two people were killed and 11 others injured after two buses collided in Rangpur Central Bus terminal area this noon.
The deceased were identified as Hasina Begum, 55, of Mithapukur upazila and Dulal Chandra Roy, 45, of Borobari area of Rangpur city, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting Moktarul Alam, officer-in-charge (acting) of Rangpur Sadar Police Station.
A Rangpur-bound bus of Doa Paribahan coming from Mithapukur upazila collided with another bus which was taking on the Dinajpur-Rangpur highway from Rangpur-Badarganj feeding road near the bus terminal at around 12:30pm, leaving the two dead on the spot and 11 other injured, the OC said.
The drivers and helpers of both the buses fled the scene after the accident, the police official said.
The injured were rushed to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, he said, adding that brake failure was the reason behind the collision.
On September 2, eight people were killed and 19 others were injured when two passenger buses collided head-on in CO Bazar area in Rangpur city. A probe body was formed following the road accident. The probe body found that reckless driving was the key reason behind the accident.