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Four people were killed and one injured as a private car collided head-on with a bus at Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Belabo upazila in Narsingdi on Friday.

The accident took place at Jangua area in Narayanpur union at around 4:00pm.

Bhairab highway police station’s sub inspector Delwar Hossain said the name of the victims could not be confirmed immediately.

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Three of the victims were female and one male, he added.

Police, witnesses and local people said the accident took place when a Sylhet-bound bus of Al Mobarak Paribahan tried to overtake another bus.

Bhairab highway police later recovered the bodies from the car.

Locals later took a female passenger of the car to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.