Four people were killed and several injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a laguna on the Cox’s Bazar-Chattogram highway in Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar early on Thursday.
The deceased were Md Ridwan, 32, Moin Uddin, 44, Abu Bakkar, 30, and Jaynal, 34, all of whom were labourers. They are all from different areas under Harbang union.
The identities of the injured could not be known immediately. Chiringa Highway Police Station In-charge, Sub-inspector Khokon Kanti Rodra confirmed this incident.
He said, the accident took place at Kalabagan area of Harbang union under Chakaria around 8:45 am. Khokon Rodra added that a bus of Zakir Travel, which came to Cox's Bazar with picnic-goers, collided head-on with a Chattogram-bound laguna on the Cox’s Bazar-Chattogram highway. On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.
The highway police seized the vehicles involved in the collision.
Chakaria highway police station OC Mahbubul Huq said at least 10 people had been injured and taken to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex for treatment.