6 killed in two buses collision in Rangpur
Published: 09:40 AM, 18 July 2021 Updated: 10:03 PM, 18 July 2021
Collision between two buses claims six lives
Six people including a child were killed and 50 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses in Rangpur's Mithapukur Upazila.
The accident took place on Sunday morning on Rangpur-Dhaka highway at Baldipukur stand area of the Upazila.
The identities of the deceased and injured could not be immediately known.
Mithapukur police station OC Md Amiruzzaman said that a Rangpur-bound bus of Selfie Paribahan collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound bus of Joanna Paribahan near Baldipukur Cold Storage at around 7:45 am.
Five passengers, including a minor female child, were killed on the spot and nearly 50 people were injured. The condition of the five injured is critical.
On information, police and firemen from Rangpur Fire Service and Civil Defense Station rushed to the spot, rescued the bodies and injured persons and salvaged the two ill-fated buses in one and a half hours.
The injured have been taken to Mithapukur Upazila Health Complex and Rangpur Medical College Hospital for treatment.