6 killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw

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Gaibandha, Nov 19: Six passengers of an auto-rickshaw were killed as a bus rammed into the vehicle in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district on Friday morning.

Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Police and locals said a bus of ‘Hanif Paribahan’ hit an auto-rickshaw in Bakchar area on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway around 7:30 am, leaving three dead on the spot and five others injured.

Among the injured, two died at Gobindaganj Upazila Health Complex and another passed away on the way to Bogura.

Gobindaganj Police Station officer in-charge Khairul Bashar said the bus was seized but its driver and his assistant managed to flee.