DHAKA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- A head-on collision between a bus and a car left at least eight people dead and nearly 20 others injured in Bangladesh on Saturday, a local police official said.
The fatal road accident happened at around 11:00 a.m. local time in the Gopalganj district, some 100 km southwest of the capital city of Dhaka, said Ayesha Siddiqa, the district's police chief.
Siddiqa said the bus involved lost control on a highway and collided with the car coming from the opposite direction, and then further hit a motorcycle.
All the injured were rushed to local hospitals and clinics, with one of them in critical condition, the police official said, adding that the exact cause of the accident is under investigation.
The non-profit organization Road Safety Foundation in Bangladesh said in a press release recently that at least 543 people were killed and 612 others injured in 427 road accidents across the South Asian country last month.