Seven members of a family have been killed in a collision between a bus and an autorickshaw in Chattogram's Hathazari Upazila.
The incident occurred around 11:45am on Tuesday in the Chariya area along the Chattogram-Khagrachhari road, according to Md Moniruzzaman, chief of Hathazari Police Station.
The victims are Chandanish Upazila residents Rita Das, 35, her two daughters Shravanti Das,16, and Barsha Das, 7, 4-year-old twin sons Dig Das and Diganto Das, Rita's brother-in-law's son Biplab Das, 25, and her husband's cousin Chinu Das, 50.
Of the victims, Shravanti was a special child preparing for her Secondary School Certificate exams next year, while Barsha was in the third grade.
Autorickshaw driver Biplab Majumder, 28, and Chinu’s son Bappa Das, 30, were injured in the accident.
Hathazari Upazila Chief Executive ABM Mashiuzzaman said the autorickshaw collided with the Chattogram-bound bus.
Rita's younger sister Dia Das told bdnews24.com that their grandmother died 11 days ago.
Rita, along with her four children and in-laws, was on her way to her father's house in the Fatikchhari Shah Nagar area for the funeral on Tuesday.
Biplob, a local autorickshaw driver, was sent to bring them from the Notunpara area.
Police seized the bus, but the driver escaped, said Highway Police’s Nazirhat outpost Inspector Adil Mahmud.