Two killed as picnic bus smashes rickshaw
Two men were killed and a girl was injured as a picnic bus smashed a battery-run auto-rickshaw in Sadar upazila of Sherpur on Wednesday night.
The deceased were identified as Halim Uddin, 40, and Kashem Miah, 35, residents of Chaygharipara village in the upazila.
Witnesses said a picnic bus, carrying 68 passengers including students, guardians and teachers, rammed into the rickshaw in Kusumhati Bazar area around 8:30pm, leaving the rickshaw driver Halim and its passenger Kashem dead on the spot; and a passenger of the bus injured.
Agitated people immediately torched the bus.
On information, police and a fire fighting unit rushed to the spot and doused the blaze.
Police took the picnickers to a local college.
Child Care Pre-Cadet school, Tangail, director Ershad Ali said the injured girl was taken to local hospital.
Additional police superintendent of Sherpur (Sadar circle) Aminul Islam confirmed the matter.