A couple has been killed and 10 others have been injured as a bus rammed into a house in Bohorompur railway crossing area in Rajshahi.
The deceased are Bashir Hossain, 40, and his wife Reshma Begun, 35. Bashir was a rickshaw puller while his wife worked as a house maid.
Rajpara OC Amin Ullah said: “A Dhaka-bound bus of Keya Poribohon rammed into Bashir’s house around 1:45am on Wednesday, killing the couple in their sleep.”
He said another couple – Dipu Mia and Chompa Begum – was also injured in the accident as a portion of the bus also entered into the neighbouring house.
They have been sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital along with six other injured, he added.
Bus passenger Abul Kalam Azad said: “The driver was sleeping. We had asked him several times to not sleep.”
The OC said: “We have seized the bus but the driver and helper managed to flee the scene. We are trying to arrest the driver.”