Bus ploughs into microbus in Habiganj, four killed

| Updated: July 28, 2022 10:37:12

Bus ploughs into microbus in Habiganj, four killed

At least four people were killed and 15 others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus in Habiganj's Shayestaganj.

The accident occurred near the Shahjibazar power plant on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway around 3 pm on Monday, according to Shayestaganj Highway Police Station chief Saleh Ahmed, reports bdnews24.com.

The victims could not be identified immediately.

A bus operated by Al Mobaraka Paribahan ploughed into a Sylhet-bound microbus travelling in the opposite direction, wrecking the front ends of both vehicles, Saleh said.

One person died on the spot. Three others passed away in hospital. The people who were injured in the accident are currently receiving treatment at the Habiganj Sadar Hospital.

"It's been raining in the power plant area since the afternoon. We suspect the drivers were affected by the weather and lost control."

The accident caused snarl-ups on both sides of the highway. Police later brought the situation under control and traffic gradually returned to normal.

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