Three people including a newborn baby were killed in a road accident at the Barati bridge point on the Rangpur- Dinajpur highway on Wednesday (Sep 28).
The deceased were identified as Sumaiya Akhter, 12, of village Ekorchali Sarkerpara, Smriti Akhter, 20, of village Dolapara and auto-rickshaw driver Jahangir Alam, 44, of village Jagadishpur Uttarpara in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur.
According to information, the injured persons were rescued, including the driver of the auto-rickshaw, and sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH).
Taraganj Highway Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Mohammad Mahbub Morshed confirmed the matter.
He said the mishap occurred when a passenger bus hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw from behind damaging the three-wheeler and injuring its six passengers.
Three of the critically injured auto-rickshaw passengers died at RpMCH while undergoing treatments, Officer-in-Charge (OC) said.
"We have seized the killed bus although its driver and helper fled from the spot," the OC added.
BDST: 2149 HRS, SEP 28, 2022