Five people were killed when a microbus crashed into a three-wheel vehicle carrying them on the busy Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in the district on Wednesday night, police said.
The deceased were identified as Amzad Hossain, 50, Sirajul Islam, 37, of Taraganj upazila, Ambia Begum, 60, Jahangir Alam, 45 and Nazma Begum, 35, of Gangachhara upazila of the district.
The accident occurred around 7pm near Sanetala Bazar in Sadar upazila of Rangpur district.
"The Taraganj-bound microbus hit the three-wheel vehicle coming from the opposite direction, leaving three of its occupants dead on the spot and two others injured," said Mahbub Morshed, officer-in-charge of Taraganj highway police.
The two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital, he added.
Road accidents in Bangladesh
As many as 6,284 people, including 927 women and 734 children, were killed in 5,371 reported road accidents across the country in 2021.
Road Safety Foundation (RSF), an organisation that campaigns for safe roads, on Saturday revealed a new report on 2021 accidents on Bangladesh's perilous roads.
According to the report, 7,468 people suffered injuries in road accidents last year.
Besides, 166 died in road accidents in March this year in Bangladesh, according to a report by Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC).