At least six people have been killed in a head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district.
The accident occurred when the Rangpur-bound passenger bus of Hanif Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite side near the Bakchar area of the highway on Friday morning, police said.
The crash left three occupants of the auto dead on the spot, reports UNB.
"Five other passengers of the three-wheeler were rushed to the upazila health complex by the local fire service. Of them, three died of their injuries at the hospital," said the officer-in-charge of Gobindaganj police station Mostafizur Rahman.
The identities of the casualties could not be known yet. "The bus has been seized but its driver and his assistant are absconding," he added.