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13 people killed in a head-on collision in Bangladesh

At least 13 people lost their lives in a tragic road accident in Faridpur city, Bangladesh, when a bus and a pick-up truck collided head-on in the Kanhaiyapur area. The incident took place on Tuesday morning, leaving several others injured.

Faridpur SP Mohammed Morsheed Alam confirmed the death toll, stating that 11 individuals died at the scene while two were pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital, as reported by The Daily Star. The accident occurred at around 7.30 a.m. when a bus heading towards Magura collided with a pick-up truck bound for Faridpur.

Unfortunately, all the deceased individuals were occupants of the pick-up truck. The exact cause of the collision has not been determined yet, and further details are still awaited.

According to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, a total of 122 people lost their lives and 195 others sustained injuries in road accidents during the week of April 8 to 14, coinciding with the Eid festival and Bengali New Year celebrations. Road safety remains a significant concern in Bangladesh, and efforts are underway to address the issue and prevent such tragedies from reoccurring.


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