Two buses collided head-on Friday on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Gojaria upazila’s Jomaldi area in Munshiganj district, leaving at least five people dead and 50 others injured.
Gozaria Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Shahidul Islam told bdnews24.com the mishap that happened around 1:30pm stalled pre-Eid traffic for some time but it resumed after the crumpled buses were moved off the busy road.
OC Islam said the driver of the bus headed for Dhaka from Homna lost control after a tyre burst and drove straight into the oncoming Chandpur-bound bus.
He could not name the deceased immediately, but said all of them were passengers of the bus going to Chandpur.
The injured have been sent to local hospitals.