Chittagong :Six people were killed as a bus rammed into an auto-rickshaw on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Highway in Satkania upazila on Saturday evening.
The deceased were identified as Amulya Das,50, of Thakurdighi, and Jasimuddin,38, of Ramu, in Cox’s Bazar district, Shahriyar,15, Shuyaib,17 and M Sayed, 35 of Satkania, Shamsul Alam, 80, of Banshkhali thana. Sayed was the auto-rickshaw driver.
Satkania Police Station OC Khaled Hossain said the a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus of ‘S Alam Paribahan’ collided with a three-wheeler coming from the opposite direction in pathaniapool area at about 6pm, leaving five auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and another injured critically.
Injured Shamsul Alam died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Police seized the bus but its driver managed to flee the scene, the OC added.