At least five people have died after a truck collided with an ambulance in Bittipara on the Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway

At least five people have died after a truck collided with an ambulance in Bittipara on the Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway.
All of the dead were ambulance passengers with disabilities.

The accident occurred at 3.30 pm at Lakshmipur-Niyatmor in Bittipara on Tuesday.

A Jashore-bound ambulance from Kushtia and a truck speeding from the opposite direction collided head-on, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Atiqul Islam.

Police recovered the bodies and sent them to Kushtia General Hospital. Among the dead, four were men and one was a woman.

One person was severely injured and sent to the hospital. Police and Kushtia Fire Service conducted a joint rescue mission, the official said

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