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4 killed as microbus hits auto-rickshaw

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Four people were killed on Thursday as a microbus hit an auto-rickshaw on Baburhat-Matlab road at Matlab Dakkhin upazila in Chandpur.

The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Jashim Uddin Molla,49, Hanif bepari,28, from Puran Bazar area in Chandpur city, Nupur Begum,14 from Notun Bazar area and a 70-year old unidentified woman.

The accident occurred on Thursday evening near Baradia Bazar area, UNB reports.

According to witnesses, when the autorickshaw was heading toward Matlab upazila it collided with the speeding microbus coming from the opposite direction, leaving driver Jashim dead on spot.

Of the five passengers of the auto-rickshaw three died at Chandpur Sadar Hospital.

Jannat Aktar Popy, 25, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and other injured passengers could not be identified yet, said Mohammad Mohiuddin Mia, Officer-in-Charge of Matab Dakkhin police station.

The microbus driver managed to flee, said OC Md Mohiuddin.

After the accident agitated locals blocked Baburhat road for nearly an hour but police later brought the situation under control.

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