Eleven killed in road accident in northern Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNI) At least eleven people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger bus collided head-on with a lorry on Dhaka-Bogra highway in northern Bangladesh today.

Police said Dhaka-bound passenger bus crushed into the lorry coming from the opposite direction in Sherpur of Bogra district at about 1315 hrs local time.

Nine passengers died on the spot and two others at a local hospital. The condition of some injured was stated to be critical.

Police said most of the passengers were returning to their workplace after celebration of a religious festival.

Accidents on highway in Bangladesh occur frequently as most drivers do not abide by traffic rules.

UNI

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