The incident happened at Mulkandi area at around 3pm on Friday
At least seven people including six members of a family have been killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj.
The incident happened at Mulkandi area at around 3pm on Friday, according to Daulatpur police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rezaul Karim.
Of the deceased, six were identified as Gobinda Baidyakar, 32, his wife Bobita Baidykar, 25, daughter Radhe Baidykar, 4, father Hare Krishna, 55, aunt Khushi Bala, 50, and cousin Ramprasad Baidykar,32 of Chasabhadra village in Nagarpur upazila of Tangail while the remaining deceased was identified as CNG driver Jalal, 32 of Sametpur village under Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj.
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OC Rezaul Karim said Gobinda Baidyakar along with his family members was heading to Manikganj from Tangail on a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in order to see a doctor for his ailing four-year-old daughter Radhe Baidykar.
When the CNG-run auto-rickshaw reached at Mulkandi area at around 3pm, a passenger bus named Village Nine Paribahan collided head on with it, killing six passengers and driver of auto-rickshaw on the spot, he said.
Police seized the bus, however its driver and helper managed to flee the scene, added the OC.