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Bus collision kills 15 people in Bangladesh

At least 13 people were killed instantly and 55 others were injured when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 13:44 IST

Two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh early on Monday, killing at least 15 people and injuring 55 others, a news report said.

At least 13 people were killed instantly and another two died on the way to hospital following the accident in Bogra district, about 175 kilometers north of national capital Dhaka, private television station ATN Bangla reported.

Another 55 people have been taken to hospital, the report said without providing further details.

Police officials were not immediately available for comment. Fatal road accidents, blamed on faulty vehicles, unskilled driving and lax rules, kill about 4,000 people each year in this South Asian nation.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 13:30 IST