Four people, including three members of a family, were killed when a bus rammed into an auto-rickshaw at Nageshwari upazila in Kurigram district on Thursday night.
The deceased were identified as the auto-rickshaw driver Jalil Sarker, Shahidul Islam, his daughter Sumaiya, and his mother Sufia Begum. They all were residents of Pashchim Sapkhawa area under Raiganj union in the upazila.
Shahidul Islam’s wife Shahnaj Begum was also severely injured in the accident and is now undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
Local and police sources said a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Rizvi Paribahan’ hit the auto-rickshaw at about 7:00pm, leaving two people dead on the spot and three others injured.
Later, the two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to the RMCH.
Angered by the accident, locals blocked the road and staged demonstration.The blockade was, later, withdrawn following police intervention.
Confirmed the matter, Nageshwari Police Station officer in-charge Nabiul Hasan said the bodies were sent to Kurigram Sadar Hospital morgue.
Police, however, detained the bus driver and seized the vehicle.