Six people were killed in a bus-microbus collision near Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail on Thursday (6 October). The accident also left many injured.
"The accident took place on Thursday noon near the east side of the bridge. Six people died on the spot. Highway police and locals have started rescue operations," Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shafiqul Islam told The Business Standard.
Dhaka-bound Ekta Paribahan bus and a North Bengal-bound microbus collided in the Bangabandhu Bridge roundabout on the Dhaka-Tangail Bangabandhu Bridge highway, said police.
The deceased couldn't be verified yet. Bodies have been sent to Tangail General Hospital morgue.
Many of the injured are in critical conditions and have been sent to the hospital.
Superintendent of Police, Tangail district, Sarkar Mohammad Kaiser said, "Initially it is believed that the bus changed lane due to mechanical failure or brake failure. As a result, the accident occurred in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus."
Legal action will be taken if someone approaches the police on behalf of the family of the deceased. If none of their family comes, police will file a case against those responsible for the accident, he added.
Deputy Commissioner of the district Dr Md Ataul Goni visited the accident spot after receiving the news of the accident.
"Tk20,000 will be given to the family of the deceased. Also, treatment of the injured admitted to Tangail General Hospital has been confirmed. If someone under treatment needs medicine, it will be bought from outside by the district administration," the DC said.
He also said that a probe body, headed by Additional District Magistrate Abul Hashem, has been formed with representatives of BRTA, police and highway police.