At least five people were killed in separate road accidents in Bogura, Jashore, Magura and Rangamati between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
In Bogura, two people were killed in a collision between a bus and a battery run auto-rickshaw at Hazipara in Shibganj upazila on Wednesday morning.
The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Dilbar, 45, and bus driver’s assistant Shaidul, 50. Both were residents of the upazila.
Sub-Inspector Saheb Gani of Shibganj Police Station said the passenger bus of Adhunika Paribahan collided with the auto-rickshaw in the area around 9:30am.
Dilbar and Shaidul were killed on the spot.
In Jashore, a driver was killed and 15 people were injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Navaran-Satkhira road at Harikeni in Sharsha upazila in the morning.
Details of the victim were not immediately available.
A Faridpur-bound picnic bus of ‘Green Bangla Paribahan’ carrying schoolboys and teachers from Satkhira hit another bus coming from the opposite direction around 7:30am, said in-charge of Navaran Highway Police Outpost SI Zahirul Haque.
One of bus drivers was killed and 15 others were injured,
Of the injured, four were sent to Jashore Medical College Hospital.
In Magura, a motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when the motorcycle collided with a speeding truck at Shalikha upazila on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Mosharraf Hossain, 48, son of Sharafat Joardar of Sadar upazila. His wife was injured.
Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shalikha Police Station, said the couple was going to Jashore at night. The accident took place when the truck collided with their motorcycle, leaving them injured.
They were taken to Jessore General Hospital where the doctor declared Mosharraf dead, the OC said.
In Rangamati, a tractor driver was killed and two of his associates were injured as it overturned at Sajek in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Ripon Chakma, 33, son of Birubaha Chakma of Bangatali area in the upazila.
The accident took place when they were returning home on the goods-laden tractor, leaving them injured, said Israfil Majumdar, officer-in-charge of Sajek Police Station.
Later, they were taken to Khagrachhari Sadar Hospital where doctor pronounced Ripon dead, the OC added.