Five people, including a woman, were killed and three others injured when a microbus, carrying a bridal party, plunged into a roadside ditch at Birpasha in Bijoynagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday, UNB reports.
The deceased are Hasan Jamal, 32, son of Nuruzzaman, Apu Mia, 30, Apu’s wife Jhumur Begum, 25, Rajin Salehin Liton, 28 and Parash Mia, 25, of Khilgaon area of the capital.
Khatihata highway police said the accident took place around 2:30pm on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway.
“A Sylhet-bound bridal party microbus from Dhaka hit a roadside tree and fell into a ditch , killing five of its passengers on the spot,” highway police OC Hossain Sarkar told UNB.
A firefighting unit rushed to the spot and rescued the injured – including the bridegroom. The survivors were taken to Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex. One of them is in critical condition.
Microbus driver Nabir Ali has been arrested.