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7 killed as two buses crash

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Seven people were killed and 40 others injured in a head-on collision between the two buses on Pabna-Dhaka Highway in Bahalbaria of Santhia upazila on Sunday.

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Pabna Correspondent :
At least seven persons died and 40 were injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on the Dhaka-Pabna highway in Shathia Upazila of Pabna district on Sunday.
Five of the deceased were identified as Abul Kalam Azad, son of Mokbul from Brihaspatipur union under Shathia upazila, Liton, son of Sobhan from Pabna Sadar, Sumi Travel's driver Ripon, Ayet Ali Biswas, son of Abdul Gafur from Gazipur Sadar Upazila and Kawsar.
The names of two other injured persons could not be identified. The injured were sent to Pabna General Hospital and other local medical complexes for treatment.
Traffic movement remained halted for about two hours following the incident, as the locals crowded around the incident area. Later, the highway police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
A Shumi Travels bus from Pabna to Dhaka crashed into a Nakib Transport bus heading from Ullapara to Pabna, Officer-in-Charge of Ataikula Police Station Masud Rana told The New Nation.
Five of the victims were killed on the spot, while two succumbed to injuries under treatment, he said.
The accident occurred in Bongram Bazar area which is under Shathia Police Station on the Dhaka-Pabna Highway on Sunday afternoon, the OC said.
Officer-in-Charge of Shathia Police Station Hasan Inam told this correspondent that a case was filed in this connection. "Police are yet to arrest anyone involved in the incident.

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