Five people, including a college student, were killed and six others injured when a bus rammed a human hauler on Barishal-Banaripara road at Tetultala in the city on Friday.
Four of the deceased were identified as Shila Haldar, 24, a Masters student of Barishal BM College, Manik Shikdar, 40, auto-rickshaw driver Khokon, 35 and Sohel 25 while the identitry of another one aged about 50 could not be known yet.
Yunus Ali, station officer of Barishal Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the accident took place in the area when the Barishal-bound ‘Durjoy Paribahan’ bus from Swarupkathi hit a human hauler, leaving Shila dead on the spot and ten others injured.
Police and fire service men took the injured to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared four others dead.
Abdur Rahman Mukul, officer-in-charge of Barishal Metropolitan Airport police Station, said traffic movement on the highway remained suspended for half an hour due to the road accident.