CUMILLA, Seven people, including six of the same family, were killed as a bus hit a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Comilla-Noakhali regional highway in Jamtoli area under Bagmara upazila of the district this afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 48, owner of Bandan Hotel in Goalpatti area of the district, his wife, mother-in-law (unknown), his sons Shipon ,28 ,Hriday ,21, Rifat ,14, and CNG driver (unknown).
All of them hailed from Ghoramaidan area of Jodda union under Nangalkot upazila in Cumilla district.
According to police, the mishap occurred when a Laksam-bound Tisha Paribahan bus from Dhaka rammed the auto rickshaw at Jamtoli this afternoon as the bus driver lost control over the steering, leaving 5 dead on the spot. Two died on the way to the hospital, police added.
The bodies were kept at morgue of Cumilla Medical College and a case was filed with the lalmai police station in this regard.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)