Our Gazipur correspondent said six people including women were killed and eight others sustained injuries as a Gazipur-bound Laguna (human hauler) collided head on with a bus around 6:45 am at Itahata on Dhaka-Tangail Highway near Bhawal Badre Alam Government College, leaving all the six persons dead on the spot and eight others injured.
Four of the deceased were Ukil Miah, son of M Ali, of Nalitabari in Sherpur district, Pran Nath Das, 38, son of Tulsi Das, his cousin Bakul Chandra Das, 35, son of Indrajit Das, residents of Gobindapur village under Salna Thana in Sunamganj district and Amena Begum, 45, wife of Babul Miah, of Bakshiganj in Jamalpur district.
The Laguna was carrying passengers from Chandra to Gazipur when it crashed against the bus coming from the opposite direction.
Officer-in-Charge of Joydebpur police station Khandker Rezaul Hasan said the accident occurred due to poor visibility as shallow to moderate fog covered the area.
The OC said police and locals rescued the victims and sent them to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital. Police also seized the killer bus, he added.
In another accident, two people were killed as a Natore-bound BRTC bus hit a van coming from the opposite side in Jolarbata area on the Natore-Bogra highway under Singra upazila in Natore district, reports BSS.
The deceased were Abu Kalam, 40, son of late Jonab Ali and Jaheda Begum, 70, wife of Tayef Uddin of Chouwgram village of the upazila, said Officer-in-Charge of Singra Thana Nasir Uddin Mondol.
Two people were killed and 12 others injured in two separate road accidents in Kalihati and Bhuapur upazila in Tangail district, said our correspondent.
One of the deceased was identified as Abdul Halim, 35.
In Thakurgaon, a muezzin of a mosque was killed as a tractor ran over him in Tikapara Sanua Bridge area in the district town in the morning, reports our correspondent.
The deceased was Khorsed Ali, 45, muezzin of Tikapara Graveyard Mosque in the town.
Sub-Inspector of Sadar police station Murtaza Rahman said the accident occurred when a tractor ran over Khorsed in the area around 11 am, leaving him dead on the spot.
In Chapainawabganj, a student of a local madrasa was crushed under the wheels of a truck at Nayagola under Chapainawabganj municipality on the Chapainawabganj-Amnura Road, said our correspondent.
The deceased was Bayejid, 13, son of Abu Bakkar of Nayagola Ghatpara under Chapainawabganj municipality.