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Bus-truck collision leaves 10 dead, 18 injured in Bangladesh

The accident happened at around 6am in front of a hotel in Dhankundi area of Sherpur, said the officer in charge of Sherpur police station, Khan Erfan.

world Updated: Jun 03, 2016 16:30 IST
At least 10 people were killed and 18 others injured on Friday, when a passenger bus collided with a truck in northern Bangladesh, police said.
At least 10 people were killed and 18 others injured on Friday, when a passenger bus collided with a truck in northern Bangladesh, police said.(PTI File Photo)

At least 10 people were killed and 18 others injured on Friday, when a passenger bus collided with a truck in northern Bangladesh, police said.

The accident happened at around 6am in front of a hotel in Dhankundi area of Sherpur, when the Bogra-bound bus collided with a Sirajganj-bound truck, said the officer-in-charge of Sherpur police station, Khan Erfan.

The injured have been admitted to hospitals in the area.

The crash briefly halted traffic flow on the road. Seven people, including the drivers of the both vehicles, died on the spot. Three of the injured later died while undergoing treatment at the hospitals, Erfan added.

Ismail Hawlader, superintendent of Bogra highway police, said they suspected the accident occurred as the driver dozed off while driving.