13 dead in Faridpur bus-pickup collision

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At least 13 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a pickup truck on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Kanaipur union under Faridpur Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.

According to locals and police sources, a Magura-bound Unique Paribahan bus collided with a Dhaka-bound pickup, leaving 11 people, including a woman, dead on the spot. Two persons died after being taken to hospital, reports UNB.

Besides, three others were hospitalized in critical condition.

Karimpur highway police station Officer-in-Charge Md Salauddin Chowdhury said the identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The police believe a family had rented the pickup and was returning to Dhaka after the Eid holidays

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