Munshiganj: Four people, including a couple, were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler at Nimtali on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Sirajdikhan upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Rasel, 30, son of Rabbej Miah of Hasara in Srinagar upazila, his wife Sima Begum; human hauler driver Ershad, 35, son of Manju Miah of Hasara, and Madhuri Akhter, 18, daughter of Dulal Miah of Laxmibilas village in Sirajdikhan upazila.
Assistant police super M Shamsuzzaman said the Mawa-bound bus carrying a consignment of hilsa collided head-on with a leguna bound for Dhaka in the area around 6pm. The human hauler got twisted after the collision.
Most of the victims were the occupants of leguna, he said. Police seized the bus but its driver managed to flee the scene.
Meanwhile, locals blocked the highway at Nimtali for one hour following the accident.
They also vandalised several passing vehicles.