At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Gangrai in Chauddagram upazila of Cumilla on Sunday morning.
The accident took place when a bus crashed into a truck from backside.
The deceased were identified as Aslam Mollah, 62, resident of Chandramohon Uttarpara village in Khulsi, Hashi, 50, resident of Saahipar village, Salam, 50, resident of Sonahati village, Chaina Hijra, resident of Kashipur of Khulna and Anwar, 50, resident of Kolaroa upazila in Satkhira district.
The accident took place around 6:30am as the Fatikchhari Maizbhandar Darbar Sharif bound bus from Khulna crashed into the truck, leaving five bus passengers dead on the spot and ten injured.
Meanwhile, the district administration distributed Tk 15,000 to each of the victim families.