Five autorickshaw passengers killed being crushed by bus in Bogura
Five people on board an CNG-run autorickshaw were killed when a speeding bus rammed the vehicle at Sherpur upazila in Bogura district on Wednesday afternoon.
Of the deceased, one was woman and four were men.
The accident happened at Ranirhat crossing on the Dhaka-Bogura highway under the upazila.
Sherpur Fre Services warehouse inspector Nadir Hossain confirmed it.
Quoting locals, he said a Bogura-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan from Dhaka crushed the autorickshaw when overtaking another vehicle in the area, leaving five people dead on the spot. A critically injured person was sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for treatment.
The identities of the deceased could not be known instantly.
Sherpur Highway Police Outpost in-charge Baniul Anam said, "We've taken the bus into our custody. However, the driver fled away."