Five people were killed and 12 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Dhaka-Rangpur highway near Boldipukur in Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur early Sunday.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Police said a Rangpur-bound bus of Johana Paribahan collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound bus of Selfie Paribahan around 7:50 am, leaving five people dead on the spot.
Later, fire fighters rescued the injured and rushed them to a nearby Health Complex and Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
Aminuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Mithapukur Police Station, said the condition of two of the injured is critical.