Monday, 28 November, 2022

3 of family among 4 dead as bus hits auto rickshaw in Cumilla

Four people, including three members of a family, were killed and four others injured as a bus hit a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Chandina upazila of Cumilla Monday noon.

The deceased were identified as Tanni, 20, her 10-month-old child Muntaha, her aunt Rezia Khatun and auto rickshaw driver Habibullah.

The Chattogram-bound bus hit the auto rickshaw on the highway in Dhamti area around 12 pm, leaving two female passengers dead on the spot and four people wounded, said Akul Chandra Biswas, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mainamati Highway Police Station

The injured were later rushed to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital where the driver and the child died.

Police couldn’t seize the killer bus as it fled immediately after the accident, said the OC.