Five of a family among seven people were killed and another was injured as an auto-rickshaw crashed into a bus on Cumilla-Noakhali highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila of Cumilla Sunday, reports UNB.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The accident took place when the CNG-run auto-rickshaw crashed into the bus, leaving five auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and three others injured around 12:00pm, said Md Badrul AlamTalukdar, officer-in-charge of Lalmai Police Station.
Two of the injured died while undergoing treatment at Baghmara Health Complex.
Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue.