Total four people died when a cycle van was sandwiched between two buses on the busy Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Gazipur on Saturday morning.
The horrific accident in the Telipara area of the city at 8am disrupted traffic movement on the high-speed corridor for over half an hour, before cops cleared the carriageway.
The deceased were identified as van puller Borhanuddin, 45, a resident of Mymensingh district, and Yunus Ali, a fish trader, both occupants of the ill-fated cycle van.
The other two deceased were a pedestrian, Sohrab Hossain, 32, who worked at a local garment factory, and Hazrat Ali, 34, the conductor of one of the buses.
"The accident occurred when the driver of a speeding bus of "Basumoti Paribahan" hit the fish-loaded van from behind and then dragged it to a distance where another bus was parked," said Bashan police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Malek Khasru.
The impact of the crash was such that the van got sandwiched between the two buses, killing its two occupants, as well as the pedestrian and the conductor of the stationary bus waiting for passengers, the OC said.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent them to the local hospital morgue.
"Efforts are on to nab the errant bus driver who fled the spot after the accident," said the OC.