Published: 21 Jul 2021, 06:54 pm
At least three people were killed and 25 others injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses near the Upazila Parishad office on the Dhaka-Dinajpur highway in Taraganj Upazila of the district at 2:00 pm on Wednesday.
“The accident took place when a passenger bus from Dhaka and another bus from Dinajpur hit each other from opposite directions there,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rangpur Highway Circle Zahidur Rahman Chowdhury told BSS.
Highway and Taraganj Thana police and personnel from Taraganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Station rushed to the spot, rescued the injured persons and sent them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Taraganj Upazila Health Complex.
“Conditions of three seriously injured persons were stated to be critical at Rangpur Medical College Hospital,” the ASP said, adding that most of the injured persons were released after providing primary treatments.
Identities of the deceased persons could not be known immediately
“Police and personnel of Taraganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Station were still continuing operations to salvage the ill-fated buses,” he added.
Talking to BSS at 4:20pm, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Taraganj Highway police station Nurunnabi Prodhan said the bodies of the three deceased persons have been taken to Taraganj Highway police station.
“The process of filing a case in this connection with Taraganj police station was in progress,” the OC added.