At least 5 people were killed and 5 were injured in road accidents in Kurigram and Savar on Saturday morning, reports UNB.
In Kurigram, three people died and five were injured in two accidents that took place in Trimohini area of the Kurigram-Rangpur road and on Phulbari-Dharla road in Phulbari upazila.
According to police and locals, at around 8.00am, a dhaka-bound bus of Aman Paribahan lost control and rammed into an auto-rickshaw and a nearby grocery store. The accident left the passenger of the auto-rickshaw and a passerby dead on the spot.
One of the deceased is Md Abdul Hannan, 45, but the identity of the other could not be ascertained immediately.
Five injured passengers were admitted to Kurigram General Hospital. Abdus samad, one of the injured, was later transferred to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital due to critical condition.
Confirming the matter, sub-inspector (SI) of Kurigram Sadar police station, Zahid Hasan, said they seized the bus after recovering the dead bodies. The bus driver was sent to Rangpur for treatment.
In another incident, a tractor helper, Shariful Islam, 16, fell off the tractor as the driver suddenly hit the brake.
According to locals, the teenager was in a critical condition as he was run over by a truck.
Shariful later died after being taken to the hospital.
Confirming the matter, Sarwar Parvez,In-charge (Investigation) of Phulbari Police Station, said legal action will be taken in this regard.
In Savar, two people were killed when a bus hit a motorbike at the Noyarhar area on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway.
According to Savar highway police, the accident left one person dead on spot. Another passenger later died after being taken to the hospital.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be known.