Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) Eight people, including three members of a family, were killed in a road accident in Bangladesh’s Habiganj district, a police official said on Tuesday.
Ershadul Haque Bhuiyan, an officer in charge of Sherpur Highway Police Station in Habiganj, told the local media that a passenger bus hit two auto-rickshaws coming from the opposite direction on Monday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to the official, about a dozen passengers of the bus were also injured as it plunged into a roadside ditch after hitting the auto-rickshaws.
He said the cause of the accident was not immediately clear.
Bangladesh has a high fatality rate for road accidents mainly due to shoddy highways, poorly maintained vehicles, violation of traffic rules and a lack of monitoring from the traffic department.