Nine people were dead and around 50 injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Rangpur-Dinajpur highway in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur early today (September 5, 2022), said police.

The identities of the deceased couldn't be ascertained immediately.

The accident occurred around 12:30 am when the Dhaka-bound bus of 'Islam Paribahan' collided with a bus of 'Joyana Paribahan' coming from the opposite direction during heavy rain on the highway, near Kharubhaj Bridge in Ikorchali Hajipara area, said Mahbub Morshed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Taraganj highway police.

The accident left five dead on spot and more than 50 injured, he added.

Fire Service men rescued the injured and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where four more people succumbed to their injuries, said the hospital's emergency department physician Md Farhaduzzaman.

Besides, the condition of two injured is also critical, he added.

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