Three people, including two minor siblings, were killed and five others were injured when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw overturned after being hit by a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Andiura in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj district on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Mosharraf, 3, and Shahinur Akhter Rumpa, 7, — children of Abdul Kuddus of Rasulpur village in the upazila and Madhu Das, 35, son of Ajit Das of Bijoynagar upazila of the district.
Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sayestaganj Highway Police Station, said Bilkis, wife of Abdul Kuddus, along with Mosharraf and Rumpa and her brother-in-law Abdul Jabbar, 28 was heading towards Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex by the auto-rickshaw as Mosharraf was sick.
Three more people, including Madhu Das, Abdullah and Mahmuda, wife of Salek Mia, were also there in the auto-rickshaw with them.
When the auto-rickshaw reached Andiura Ummatnesa High School, the Sylhet-bound bus of ‘Sagarika Paribahan’ hit it, leaving Mosharraf and Madhu dead on the spot and six others injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital where doctors declared Rumpa dead.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to the local hospital morgue.
Police arrested the bus driver and his helper from the spot.