Seven people, including five of a family, were killed as a truck hit a standing passenger bus on Dhaka-Mymensingh
Highway in Trishal Upazila of the district Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Fazlul Haque, 35, hailed from Morolbari village in Phulpur Upazila, his wife Fatema Begum, 28, their daughter Azmina, 09, son Abdullah, 06, and father-in-law of Fazlul Haque Nazrul islam, 55.
The identities of two of the deceased could be known yet.
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Officer-in-Charge of Trishal Thana Moin Uddin said the accident took place in Chelerghat area at around 3 pm on the Highway. Five people died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries at Trishal and Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
The critically injured passengers were admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
Police and Fire Fighters jointly participated in the rescue operation. Police seized the bus and truck from the spot.