Two people were injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on Padma Bridge. The injured were rescued and taken to Shariatpur in an ambulance. Their names are not yet known.
A collision between Golden Line and Meghla Paribahan took place on the Shariatpur-bound lane between pillars 14 and 15 of the bridge on Saturday around 4 pm.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Padma Police Station (North) Alamgir Hossain confirmed this news. He said, ‘One lane was closed at that place due to maintenance work on Padma Bridge. Traffic is maintained from both directions through the other lane. As a result, the traffic speed of that place is reduced. Meanwhile, two buses coming from the opposite direction collided.
Eyewitnesses said that the bus of Meghla Paribahan went over the divider in the middle of Padma Setu. Later, with the help of other transport, the passengers of the two buses affected by the collision were rescued.
After the accident, the traffic was disrupted for some time, but the wrecker removed the bus involved in the accident and the traffic was normalized, said the official.