5 killed in Gopalganj car plunge
Five people were killed as a private car caught fire after falling into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Barisal highway at Chagalchira in Maksudpur upazila on Sunday.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
The Dhaka-bound private car from Barisal fell into a roadside ditch after hitting a tree and caught fire around 3:30 pm, leaving three people dead on the spot and two others injured, said Inspector Abul Bashar of Sindiaghat River-Police Camp.
On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies after extinguishing the blaze.
The injured were taken to Bhanga Upazila Health Complex in Faridpur where doctors declared them dead, said Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police camp.