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Two killed in Natore bus-truck collision

Two people, including a bus driver, were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a passenger bus and truck on the Dhaka-Natore highway in Baraigram upazila of Natore district early Sunday.The deceased were identified as Anwarul, 32, son of Nazrul Islam, hailed from Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj district and Belal, 23.

Jhalmolia Highway Police Station sub-inspector Monir Hossain said the accident happened at around 1 am when a Dhaka-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus from Chapainawabganj collided head-on with a gas cylinder-laden truck in Khejurtal area of the upazila, leaving the bus driver and another person dead on the spot and 10 other passengers critically injured.

Being informed, police and firefighters recovered the bodies and rescued the injured.

Later, the injured were sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and several other hospitals of the district town.

Police seized the two vehicles from the spot and legal steps are underway in this regard, the SI added.

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