At least five persons were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Ranpur Highway in Balua area of Gobindaganj upazila in Gaibandha district in the early hours of Saturday.
Police and hospital sources said the accident took place when a Burimari bound bus skidded off the road and fell into a ditch around 2.30am.
Being informed, police rushed to the spot and sent the injured to the local upazila health complex and Rangpur Medical College Hospital for treatment, said Mehedi Hasan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gobindaganj Thana.
The identities of the dead could not be ascertained immediately, the OC said, reports BSS.
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