Two persons were killed and seven others injured in a terrible road accident on the Bangabandhu bridge in Sirajganj district early Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Majnu, 33, and Nazrul Islam, 34. Both of them hailed from Nilphamari district.
The accident took place near Pillar No. 18 in the middle of the bridge around 3:30 am.
Following the accident, movement of the vehicles in the North Bengal-bound lane have been kept close for about an hour which caused severe traffic congestion in the Dhaka-bound lane.
Bangabandhu Bridge Traffic Control Room sources said a Dhaka-bound lorry overturned on the bridge after a bus of Shyamoli Paribahan hit the vehicle from behind and the lorry caught fire.
On information, fire fighting members went to the spot and doused the fire, said Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station officer in-Charge (OC) Mosaddek Hossain.
Two persons died and seven others injured in the accident.
The injured were rushed to Tangail Sadar Hospital and the bodies were sent to Sirajganj 250 bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital morgue.