Seven people including a child were killed in a road accident at Bhendibazar in Chakaria upazila on Sunday morning.
Five of the deceased were identified as Hazera Begum, 55, wife of Ismail, Purnima, 30 wife of Pradeep, Sarthak, 2, son of Pradeep, Ratan Bijoy, 55 and his wife Madhumita, 45 of the upazila while the identities of the two others could not be known immediately.
The accident occurred around 10:30 am when a microbus plunged into a roadside ditch in front of Green Valley Community Centre, leaving five dead on the spot and two others injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to the hospital morgue.
Road Accidents in Bangladesh
At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a report published in July.
It says the road accidents took place on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.
Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF), a platform of journalists, prepared the report based on news carried by 22 national dailies, 10 regional newspapers and eight online news portals and news agencies.