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Eight killed, 15 injured as two buses collide on Dhaka-Sylhet highway

| Updated: February 26, 2021 17:24:18


Eight die in Sylhet head-on crash

At least eight people have died after two busses collided on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Dakshin Surma Upazila.

The accident that occurred near Rashidpur on Friday morning left 15 people injured, said Md Monirul Islam, chief of the local police station.

A Sylhet-bound bus operated by London Express collided head-on with an Ena Paribahan bus going to Dhaka at around 6.30 am, he said.

“At least six people died on the scene, while two others including a child died in hospital.”

Drivers of both the buses and the helper of Ena Paribahan bus and Imran Khan, a lecturer of Sylhet Women’s Medical College, were among the dead.

The others are yet to be identified, reports bdnews24.com.

Police and Fire Service personnel have started a rescue operation. The injured are receiving treatment at Sylhet Osmani Medical College.

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