At least four people were killed when a BRTC bus ran over an auto van in Dinajpur’s Chirirbandar upazila on Tuesday morning.
The accident happened around 7:30 am in Ranirbandar area under the upazila.
The deceased were van driver Nazrul Islam Naju, 45, a resident o Plan Bazar area under Khansama Upazila in Dinajpur, Abdul Majid, 50, of Plan Bazar Battali village of the same upazila, Lata Ya Chakma, 52, and Saingho Chakma, 45, hailed from Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.
Police said an auto van was standing in Ranirbandar Bazar with passengers. At that time, a BRTC bus heading from Dinajpur to Rangpur hit the van from the opposite direction. Four people died on the spot.
Chirirbandar Police Station officer-in-charge Zakir Sikder confirmed the news.
Being informed, police and Chirirbandar Fire Service personnel are doing rescue work, the OC added.