Seven people, including five policemen, were killed and five people injured in a head-on collision between a police van and a truck at Mahipur Bazar on Dhaka-Bogra Highway in Sherpur upazila early Saturday,UNB reports.
The deceased policemen were identified as Shahjahan, 35, Pranab, 32, Alamgir, 33, Shamsul, 30, Shohel, 32, while one of the civilians was identified as Shamol, 42.
Officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station Khan M Erfan said nine policemen of Kurigram Police Lines were going to the Police Headquarters in Dhaka by the van at night.
When it reached Mahipur Bazar, the vehicle collided with a fertilizer-laden truck around 1am, leaving the six people including four police personnel dead on the spot and one policeman and five others injured.
On information, police and firefighters rushed to the spot and sent the injured to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex and Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where the injured policeman succumbed to his injuries. The bodies were taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.