Thursday after a microbus hit an autorickshaw in Matlab upazila of Chandpur.

The deceased are– autorickshaw driver Jashim Uddin Molla, 49, Hanif bepari, 28, Nupur Begum,14, and 70-year-old unidentified woman.

The incident took place on Baburhat-Matlab road near Baradia Bazar area in the evening, said Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Mohiuddin Mia of Matab Dakkhin police station.

According to witnesses, when the autorickshaw was heading toward Matlab upazila it collided with the speeding microbus, leaving Jashim dead on spot.

Of the five passengers of the auto-rickshaw, three died after being taken to Chandpur Sadar Hospital.

Jannat Aktar Popy, 25, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. The other injured passengers could not be identified yet, said the OC

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The driver of the microbus managed to flee, he said.

After the accident, agitated locals blocked Baburhat road for nearly an hour, but police later brought the situation under control.

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