Five people, including two women and a baby, were killed and three others injured when a private car hit a roadside tree after being lost its control in Kazipur area on Rajshahi-Chapainawabgonj highway under Godagari upazila in the district this noon, police and locals said.
Three of the deceased were preliminary identified as Ashiya Begum, 35, wife of Ramzan Ali, Akkash Ali, 40, son of Fazlur Rahman and driver of the car Mahbubur Rahman, 35. But identity of another woman and baby couldn’t be known immediately, said Khairul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Godagari Police Station.
Quoting local people the police officer said the private car with eight people on board was heading to a wedding function but turned turtle and hit a roadside tree as its driver lost control over his steering at around 1.15 pm killing three people on the spot.
The five other injured people were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital immediately where a woman and a baby succumbed to their injuries, the police officer added. (BSS)