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At least 15 people were killed and seven others injured when a speeding truck crashed into a passenger vehicle in southeastern Bangladesh.

Police said the accident took place on late Saturday at Chunti area in Chittagong district when the salt-laden truck, bound for the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, rammed the passenger vehicle.

At least 12 people died on the spot and seven others were injured after the head-on collision between the two vehicles, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Three people succumbed to their injuries on Sunday taking the death toll to 15.

Four people are being treated at Lohagara Upazila Health Complex and Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).

The small vehicle was ferrying passengers from Amirabad to Chakoria in Cox’s Bazar, said a police official.

Police have seized the truck but its driver has fled, the officer told bdnews24.com.

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