Five people, including a woman, were killed as a covered van hit a bus at Borotakia in Mirsarai upazila on Saturday morning, agencies report. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Officer-in-charge of Barulia Highway Police Station Saleh Ahmed Pathan said a covered van crashed into a Chittagong-bound bus of ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ from Dhaka in the area around 6.00am, leaving five people, including helper of the van and supervisor of the bus, dead on the spot.
The bus was lying stationary there after a breakdown. The bodies were taken to Jorarganj highway police camp, the OC added.