Drivers of a bus and a truck were killed and 10 people injured in a collision between the two vehicles on Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway at Kalihati upazila in the district early Sunday, said police.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Jilkad Hossain, sub inspector (SI) of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said the accident occured in the early hours of Sunday when the northern region-bound truck from Dhaka crashed into a of ‘Hanif Paribahan’ coming from the opposite direction in Soilla area, leaving the drivers dead on the spot.
Meanwhile, another pickup van hit the damaged truck after its driver lost control over the steering; he said adding that a long tailback on the both sides of the busy highway was created due to the accident.
The injured were rushed to Tangail sadar hospital, the SI added.