At least two persons were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha Wednesday morning, UNB reports.

The deceased were identified as Sohel and Taizul, both residents of Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.

Palashbari Fire Service Station manager Mashiur Rahman said that the accident occurred when the Rangpur-bound passenger bus of Safa Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite side near the BTC Mor area of the highway.

The crash left two occupants of the auto dead on the spot. “The bus driver and his assistant managed to flee,” he added.