Five people were killed and 11 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Faridpur today.
A microbus collided head-on with a truck in Majkandi area under Madhukhali upazila around 7:30am, leaving two people — including a woman — dead on the spot, said Kowsar Hossain, a sub-inspector of Karimpur Highway Police Station.
Twelve injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where a child was declared dead, the police official said.
Identities of the victims– all passengers of the microbus – could not be known immediately.
In another incident, two youths were killed in a collision between a microbus and a motorcycle at Atadi in Bhanga upazila around 2:30am.
The deceased were identified as Shakil Khan (21) and Rani Fakir (22) of Hogladangi Sadardi area under Bhanga upazila.
Quoting locals, Officer in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police Station Omar Faruq confirmed that two motorcyclists died in the road accident.
On information, police recovered the bodies and also seized the microbus.