At least eight people were killed as two buses collided on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet this morning.
The deceased were identified as Manzur Ali (38), driver of Ena Paribahan; Salman, (30) supervisor of the vehicle; Jahangir Hossain (30) helper of the transport; Shah Kamal (45) driver of London Express; Dr Imran Khan Rumel (48) lecturer of Women's Medical Hospital in Sylhet; Sagor (19); Nurul Islam (50) and Nilima Khatun (30), said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Dakshin Surma Police Station.
A bus of Ena Express collided head-on with a bus of London Express near Rashidpur Bridge around 6:30am, the OC said quoting witnesses.
The injured---Rezaul Karim (50), Shamim (23), Jasim Uddin (30), Alauddin (60), Sayan (16), Salam (40), Dr Antora (30), Chan Bibi (60), Sharmin (30), Shima Parvin (30), Sanat (35), Mahi (07), Shubarna (30), Selina Parbin—are undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
The death toll may rise, he added.