Four people, including three members of a family, were killed and another injured in a head-on collision between a Dhaka-bound bus and an auto-rickshaw in the Nageshwari area of Kurigram district on Thursday night.
The deceased were identified as Jalil Sarker (auto driver), son of late Samuddi Sheikh, Shahidul Islam, his daughter Sumaiya, and his mother Sufia Begum of West Raiganj area of the upazila.
Shahidul Islam’s wife Shahnaj Begum was admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
Agitated local people blocked the road after the accident.
On information, officer-in-charge of Nageshwari police station, Nabiul Hasan and UNO Nur Ahmed Masum rushed to the spot and pacified the mob.
According to police and local sources, construction work is underway on the Kurigram-Bhurungamari highway.
The accident occurred when the night bus of Rizvi Paribahan hit the autorickshaw at 8 pm, leaving two people dead on the spot.
The two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
Officer-in-charge of Nageswari police station Nabiul Hasan said the bus driver was detained and the vehicle compounded.
Source: United News of Bangladesh