At least two persons died and five others sustained injuries in a collision between a bus, a truck and a van in the Takia area of Natore Sadar upazila in the early hours of Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as truck driver Abu Musa, hailing from Jhenidah, and wood trader Asadul Haque from Kushtia.
Akhtar Hamid Khan, a senior station officer of Natore Fire Service, said the accident occurred on the Natore-Rajshahi highway when the wood-laden truck collided head-on with a Rajshahi-bound night coach in Takia around 1.30am.
At the same time, a van driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the bus. The accident left the duo dead on the spot, he said, adding that the injured were admitted to the Natore hospital.