t least eight people were killed and 19 others injured as two buses collided head-on on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Dakshin Surma upazila in the district this morning.
The deceased were identified as Al Mahmud Saad Imran Khan, 33, a lecturer in the Forensic Medicine Department of the Women’s Medical College Hospital in Sylhet, Manzur Ali, 38, a bus driver of ENA Paribahan in Dharkha village of Osmaninagar upazila, Salman Khan, 25, a supervisor of the bus in Jagannathpur upazila, Jahangir Hossain, 25, of Dharkha village, Nurul Amin , 50, of Rajaniakandi West Para of Sarail Police Station of Brahmanbaria district, Nadim Ahmed Sagar,29, of Wari area of Dhaka and Shah Kamal,40, of Akhalia area of Sylhet city and Rahima Khatun, 25, of Chhatak Bangla Bazar area in the district.
Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dakshin Surma Police Station, said the accident took place in Rashidpur bridge area around 5.30 am when the two buses – Dhaka-bound ENA Paribahan and Sylhet-bound London express – collided head-on.
The accident left at least six people dead on the spot including two bus drivers, injuring 19 others.
The deceased and injured persons were taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital immediately, the OC added.
Of them, two people died at the hospital while undergoing treatment, hospital sources said.