Six people were killed and 20 others injured in a tragic road accident in Nimtoli area on Dhaka-Maowa highway in Sirajdikhan upazila this (Wednesday) afternoon. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.
Protesting the accident local people blocked the highway which is continuing till the filing of this report at 1:25pm.
Sirajdikhan thana Officer-in-Charge Mahbubur Rahman said a Dhaka bound passenger bus of Ilish Paribahan from Maowa hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at the point at about 12:15pm.
While fleeing the bus also hit another three-wheeler (Tomtom) and a passenger bus, leaving 6 people killed and 20 others injured.
The injured were admitted to different local hospitals and clinics.
Police seized the Ilish Paribahan bus but its driver managed to flee the spot.