All of them were auto-rickshaw passengers
Five people have been killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Chandpur.
The accident at Shahrasti upazila left four dead on the spot around 9:30am on Sunday. A fifth person died on the way to hospital. All of them were on the auto rickshaw.
Four of the deceased have identified as Abul Kalam, 65, son of late Idris Mia of Sahapur area, Ranajit Chandra Majumder, 75, son of late Lal Mohan Majumder of Kachua upazila, Jannatul Ferdous Moni, 27, wife of Abul Hasan of Bhabanipur area and her son Roman. 8.
Witnesses said a Gazipur-bound bus collided with a Chadnpur-bound auto-rickshaw on the Chandpur-Comilla highway.
Shahrasti police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Shah Alam said: "The bodies were recovered and sent to Chandpur sadar hospital morgue. The bus driver and helper fled the scene. No one has been arrested yet."