At least five people were killed in two road accidents in Noakhali and Chandpur on Wednesday.
Three people were killed and 25 others injured after a bus fell into a roadside ditch at Chatkhil upazila in Noakhali in the morning.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Police said that the accident took place on Chatkhil-Ramganj road at Munshibari Darja at about 9:00am.
A Ramganj-bound bus of ‘Janani Paribahan’ started from Sonaimuri and plunged into the roadside ditch, killing the trio on the spot, Chatkhil police station officer-in-charge said.
Three fire engines went to the spot and rescued the passengers.
The injured were taken to a local hospital.
In Chandpur, two people were killed in a collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw at Lebutola Balu Mohalin in Sadar upazila in the morning.
The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Rafiq Gazi, 40, of Char Poya village in Faridganj upazila and passenger Mozammel Hossain, 23, son of Shahidul Islam of Panchaghar.
The accident took place when a sand-laden truck collided with the auto-rickshaw on Faridganj-Roypur regional highway at about 9:00am, leaving the duo dead on the spot, said Mohammad Nasimuddin, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.
On information, police rushed to the spot but the truck driver managed to flee the scene.
A case was filed in this connection, the OC added.
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