Four people, including driver of a CNG-run three-wheeler, were killed when a bus hit their auto-rickshaw in front of Majhira Cantonment check post on the Dhaka-Bogura highway under Shajahanpur upazila of the district in the early hours of today.
The deceased were identified as CNG driver Shah Jamal, 34, son of late Jalal Uddin, resident of Shajahanpur upazila, Kalidas, 72, son of Khitis Chandra Das, resident of Shajahanpur upazila, Suday Mohant, 40, son of late Girendra Nath Mohant, resident of Gosaibari village in Sherpur upazila and Md. Hares, son of late Nadu Mandal, resident of Town Colony in Sherpur upazila.
Sherpur highway police outpost in-charge Inspector Baniul Anam said the accident took place around 5.30 am when a bus named Shawon Paribahan hit the CNG-run auto-rickshaw from behind leaving three persons dead on spot and wounding one.
The injured died on the way to the Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital, he added.
Police seized the vehicles and those were kept at Sherpur Highway Police Camp.
The bodies of the deceased are also kept in the highway police camp, Baniul informed.
He added that the bodies would be handed over to their relatives.