The accident occurred on the Mawa-Khulna Road in the Miltonbazar area of Kashiani Upazila around 10:45 am, said SI Sirajul Islam of Kashiani Police Station.

Six of the dead have been identified as motorcycle driver Anik Sheikh, 28, Firoz Molla, 50, his wife Ruma Begum, 40, and car passengers Basudeb Saha 54, his wife ‘Shibani’, and their son Swapnil Saha.

“A Rajib Paribahan bus headed from Dhaka to Khulna crashed head-on into a car travelling to Dhaka and a motorcycle. Seven people were killed on the spot,” he said.

Traffic on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway was brought to a halt after the accident, and the police and fire service are conducting rescue operations.

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