Tangail, July 3: At least five people, including a woman, were killed and another injured as a bus rammed into a battery-run easy bike in Tangail Sadar upazila on Friday morning.
The mishap on the Bangabandhu Bridge-Tangail-Dhaka Highway near Shibpur-Kostaparha left another person injured. The victims were passengers of the Easy-bike, the popular name for the battery-powered three-wheelers, said Kamaruzzaman Raj, sergeant of highway police's Elenga outpost.
He identified the dead as Abdul Aziz, 40, Easybike driver Kibria Hossain Kabir, 28, Mojibur Rahman, 50, his wife Shahnaj Begum, 40, and Zakir Hossain, 35. "Kabir, Rahman and his wife were killed on the spot when the Easy-bike collided head-on with the speeding bus of Prantik Paribahan," the sergeant said, quoting witnesses.
Nurul Bashar, Assistant Sub-Inspector of Sadar Model Police Station told this correspondent that the bus had no passengers. Aziz died at the Tangail Medical College and Hospital. Hossain succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Dhaka.