At least five people, including a man and his son, were killed as a covered van veered off the road and ploughed into a roadside restaurant in Manirampur upazila of Jashore early Friday, police said.
The five people killed were identified as Habibur Rahman, 55, his son Taosi, 7, Ziarul, 35, Tauhidur, 35, and Mir Shamsul, 50, of the upazila.
"The accident occurred around 7:30am when the driver of a covered van lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a restaurant in Begaritola when three of the five people were having breakfast, and others were standing nearby. They immediately died from the impact of the crash," Sheikh Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Manirampur Police Station, said.
"Police seized the covered van, but its driver managed to flee. The bodies were sent to Jashore General Hospital," the OC added.