At least 12 people were killed and two others injured in a fatal road accident at Padua in Lohagara Upazila on Saturday night.
However, the identities of the victims could not be known immediately.
Officer-in-Charge of Lohagara Police Station Zakir Hossain told UNB that the accident took place at Chunti forest office area on Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar Highway around 10:15pm.
A truck hit a human-hauler coming from the opposite direction, killing 10 people on the spot and injuring four others.
The injured were taken to Padua Health Complex where doctors declared two of the injured dead.
The bodies of the deceased have been kept at the hospital.
Md Alamgir Hossain, in-charge inspector of Chunti forest office, said that 12 passengers of the human hauler were killed after being hit by a truck.
Seven more injured were rescued and sent to hospital.
Road accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Bangladesh. Last year, 5,227 people were killed and 6,953 others injured in road crashes across the country, according to a road safety advocacy group.
In February, a World Bank report said Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities.