5 killed as buses collide in Rajbari
At least five people were killed and 34 injured in a head-on-collision between two buses in Gualondo upazila of Rajbari today.
The accident took place around 11:45am on Kushtia-Rajbari highway in front of Daulatdia Model High School, said AKM Nasir Ullah, officer-in-charge of Gualondo Ghat Police Station.
A Daulatdia ferry ghat-bound passenger bus from Kushtia collided with Jhenidah-bound bus, leaving some 45 passengers of both the vehicles injured, the OC told our Kushtia correspondent.
Zakir Hossain, driver of the Kushtia-bound bus, died on the spot while two of its passengers succumbed to their injuries on the way to Gualondo Ghat Upazila Health Complex, the police officer added.
Two more people succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The severely injured 12 people were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital.
The rest injured were undergoing treatment at the Gualondo Ghat Upazila Health Complex and Rajbari Sadar Hospital.