Five people have died and four others are injured after a bus ploughed into a passenger van in Chuadanga Sadar Upazila.
The incident took place on the Chuadanga-Jhenaidah road in Sarojganj area of the Upazila around 6:30 am on Saturday, said Abdul Salam, deputy director of Chuadanga Fire Service and Civil Defence, bdnews24.com.
The dead men have been identified as Milon Hossain, 40, Mohammad Shohag, 20, Shorif Hossain, 30, Raju Hossain, 30, and Shasti Kumar, 35.
The accident injured Bablu Hossain, 45, Kalu Hossain, 40, Akash Ali, 18, and Alamgir Hossain, 28.
A Royal Paribahan bus from Dhaka pushed the engine-driven van from behind, said Abdul Salam. Two people subsequently died on the spot while three others were declared dead by doctors after being rushed to the hospital.
The injured are being treated at Chuadanga Sadar Hospital, the fire service official said.