Five people were killed and two others injured in a road crash involving a bus and an autorickshaw in Barishal’s Bakerganj Upazila on Wednesday afternoon.
The accident occurred on the Barishal-Kuakata road by the Helipad Field in the upazila, said Bakerganj Sub-Inspector Md Shahid.
Police have yet to identify the victims, reports bdnews24.com.
The bus was travelling from Kuakata to Barishal and the autorickshaw was moving in the opposite direction when the two smashed into each other, police said, citing locals.
All five victims are believed to have died on the spot.
Traffic was temporarily brought to a halt for some time after the accident. The victims were recovered and sent to the Bakerganj Upazila Health Complex.
Five bodies were brought to the hospital, according to Pinto, a computer operator who works at the health complex. Three of them are men, while two are women.