Two were killed and five others were severely injured as a bus fell into a roadside ditch on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chandina at early Monday.
The identities of the deceased and injured persons could not be known immediately, police said.
Elliot Ganj Highway Police Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ali told BSS that the accident occurred near Chandina Palaki Cinema Hall area around 5.30 am, when a CDM Paribahan bus fell into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving the bus driver and helper dead on the spot and injuring others.
Being informed, police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured persons in critical condition.
The wounded were taken to Chandina Upazila Health Complex for treatment, the ASI said.
“The bodies have been kept in the morgue,” he said, adding that police are trying to find out the identities of the deceased.