Five persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured when a truck ran over a passenger 3-wheeler at Bashtola area on the Barisal-Dhaka highway on Thursday morning.
Sources said the accident occurred at 9 am when a goods laden truck rammed onto the packed passenger tempo killing 5 people on the spot and injuring 7 others.Members of the law enforcing agency and fire service personnel rescued the injured persons and sent them to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Being informed, police recovered the bodies from the spot and sent those to hospital morgue for postmortem.
Police and fire service personnel cleared the road after two hours and restored the movement vehicular traffic.
The identities of the dead and injured could not be ascertained immediately. – News Desk