Amanullah Al Bari, inspector of Barishal Airport Police Station, said the accident occurred around 11:45 am when the Dhaka-bound ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ bus from Barishal hit the van, leaving the two killed on the spot and two others injured.

The injured were taken to the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital.

Vehicular movement on the busy highway remained suspended for an hour as the local people put up barricades on the road.

Police seized the bus, but could not arrest its driver.