At least 20 people were killed Monday in Natore in western Bangladesh when two passenger buses collided with each other. Police officials said that they recovered 20 bodies from the accident location while 30 more were injured.
The accident occurred at an intersection at Baraigram in Natore, about 137 miles from Dhaka. Local police official Mohammad Manirul Islam said, according to Reuters, that the death toll from the accident is expected to increase as many of the injured are in critical condition. Officials also said that many people were still stuck inside the vehicles.
According to Bangla News 24.com, a local news website, at least 35 people had been killed in the accident.
More than 10,000 people are killed in road accidents every year in the country, most of which are a result of rash driving, bad roads and the poor condition of vehicles, according to Reuters.
In July, a train collided with a passenger bus at a railroad crossing, killing at least 11 people and injuring nearly 50 others.