7 killed in Cumilla highway crash

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Cumilla, August 18: Seven people were killed after a bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Cumilla on Sunday noon.The incident took place on Cumilla-Noakhali regional road at Jamtoli area of Lalmai upazila around 12:15pm.

Three men, two women and two children were among the dead.

Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Jiaul Islam, In-charge of the Lalmai highway police outpost, confirmed the accident to media.

He said, a Dhaka-bound bus of Tisha Paribahan collided head-on with a Laksham-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the area, killing five on the spot and injuring two children who died later on the way to nearby hospital.