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15 dead, 25 hurt in Bangladesh road mishap

A bus and a truck collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and injuring 25 others.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2006 12:41 IST

A bus and a truck collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and injuring another 25, a news agency said.

The accident occurred in Natore district, 160 kilometers northwest of the capital, Dhaka, United News of Bangladesh reported, citing unnamed police sources.

Twelve victims were killed instantly, while three others died on the way to a hospital, the report said, adding that the injured were being treated in the hospital.

According to UNB, all those who died were on board the bus, which was traveling from Dhaka to Natore.

First Published: Jan 30, 2006 04:31 IST