At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha today.
A Rangpur-bound truck overturned on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Jundah area around 1:00 pm, leaving seven people dead on the spot, our Gaibandha correspondent reports quoting Mahmudul Huq, officer-in-charge (OC) of Palashbari Police Station.
Thirteen others, who were also travelling on the truck, sustained injuries. Some of them were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and rest to Palashbari Upazila Health Complex, the OC said.
Identities of the victims could not be known yet.
Besides, a Bogra-bound bus from Rangpur rammed an oncoming sallow machine-run cement mixture in South Bus Stand area of the upazila around 10:30 am, leaving three people dead on the spot and seven others injured, the police official added.
The deceased were identified as Khoshru, 50, Zakir, 25, and Raju, 26. All were day labourers hailing from Gobindaganj upazila of the district.
The injured were taken to Palashbari Upazila Health Complex and Rangpur Medical College Hospital, the police official said.