Two people were killed and four others injured when a speeding bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Hamchayapur area of Bogura’s Sherpur upazila Thursday noon.
One of the deceased was identified as driver of the three-wheeler Abdul Based, 30, son of Shahar Uddin from Birail village of Sherpur upazila’s Mirzapur union.
Identity of the other deceased couldn’t be known immediately, said Shahadat Hossain, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sherpur Highway Police Outpost.
He said the accident occurred when the bus rammed into the three-wheeler while giving side to a motorcycle coming from the wrong direction.
The collision left six people travelling the three-wheeler critically injured.
All of them were taken to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex for treatment where one of the injured died upon arrival.
The rest were transferred to Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital (SZMC) where another person breathed his last a while later.
The remaining four are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Although the bus driver and his helper managed to flee, police seized the bus, said AKM Baniul Anam, In-charge of Sherpur Highway Police Outpost.