Six people were killed and two others were injured after a bus hit a van on Dinajpur-Panchagarh Highway at Pachish Mile in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Abul Hossain, 50, son of Abdul Goni, Hossain’s wife, Asma Begum, 45, Lamia, 8, daughter of Sohan Hossain, Nargis Akter, 35, wife of Atier Rahman of Debipur village in Kaharole upazila, Nasrin Begum, 50, wife of Idris Ali of Bhabki village in Birganj upazila and Nasrin’s daughter Rumpa, 8.
The accident took place around 2:30pm when a Panchagarh-bound bus of BRTC hit a roadside tree after ramming into a battery-run van after one of its wheels got punctured.
Four people were killed on the spot and four others were injured, said Abdul Matin, officer-in-charge of Birganj Police Station.
The injured were taken to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital. Two of them died on the way to hospital.
On information, police went to the spot and conducted the rescue operation.