Six were killed as two buses collide head-on in Bonpara of Natore on 7 May 2022
Prothom Alo

At least seven people were killed as two buses collide head-on in Bonpara of Natore on Saturday.

The accident took place at Mahishbhanga area on Borpara-Hatikumrul highway at around 11:00am.

Six of the deceased died on spot and another named Mohona Akter, 26, died after being taken at Amena Hospital, Bonpara highway police station’s officer-in-charge (OC) Moshiur Rahman told Prothom Alo.

Identities of three more victims were revealed. They are Sadia, 12, and her brother Kawsar, 18, residents of Natore Sadar upazila’s Paikpara village, Abdul Jalil of Tangail’s Delduar upazila. Three other victims could not be identified.

Witnesses and police sources said a Rajshahi-bound bus of National Paribahan and a Siam Paribahan bus collided head-on in front of Gazi Auto rice mills in Mahishbhanga area.

Four passengers of National Paribahan and two passengers of Siam Paribahan died on spot. At least 25 passengers of both the buses were injured. The injured were rushed to different hospitals of Bonpara, Natore and Rajshahi.

OC Mashiur Rahman said police sent the injured to different hospital with the help of fire service.

Vehicular movement was halted for some time after the accident, he said.