Six people including a female college student were killed and five others injured as a bus collided head-on with a human hauler on Barishal-Swarupkathi highway in Banaripara upazila of Barishal this morning.
The deceased were identified as Shila Haldar, 24, a student of Mathematic Department of Barishal BM College, Parveen, 45, Meherunnessa, 70, Khokan, 40, Manik Shikder, 45, and Sohel, 32, driver of the human hauler, our Barishal correspondent reports quoting police.
Four injured people are now undergoing treatment at the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) while one Tamim, son of deceased Parveen is on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated, said Arabinda Biswas, sub-inspector of the Barishal Airport Police Station.
The condition of the injured persons is stated to be critical as two of them sustained severe head injuries in the accident, our correspondent reports quoting Shifat an emergency doctor of the SBMCH.
An oncoming bus of Seba Paribahan hit the three-wheeler, locally known as Mahindra when it was heading towards Banaripara from Barishal around 9:45am, leaving two passengers of the human hauler dead on the spot and nine injured.
The injured were rushed to the SBMCH where doctors declared four more people dead, Nazrul Islam, sub-inspector of Barishal Airport Police Station said.
On information, police reached to the spot and recovered the bodies.
They also seized the bus and the three-wheeler, but the bus driver managed to flee the scene, he said.