At least five men have been killed and eight other people injured after a head-on collision between a bus and a Laguna Haldoba area of Sadar Upazila in Gazipur on Monday morning.
The accident occurred around 8 am in the Haldoba area, said Gazipur Sadar Police Station SI Md Shaheedul Islam.
All of the victims were Laguna passengers, he said.
Four of the deceased were identified as ex-army officer Mizanur Rahman, hailing from Laxmipur village in Gozaria Upazila of Munshiganj district, Md Nazim Uddin, 60, Abdus Samad, 65, hailing from Sirajganj district and Ratul.
Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station, said that the accident took place when the bus collided with the human hauler (locally known as Leguna), leaving two passengers of Leguna dead on the spot nine others injured.
Among the injured, three died at Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital.
The bodies of Mizanur Rahman and an unidentified man were taken to the cantonment hospital, while the two other bodies are at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital morgue.
According to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital Resident Doctor Pranay Bhusan Das, six people were brought to the hospital from the scene of the accident. One unidentified man died before he was brought to the hospital, while Ratul died while undergoing treatment.
One of the injured, 45-year-old Dulal, has been referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while Khairul, 40, Khalil, 40 and Nishan Ahmed, 28, have been admitted to the hospital.