At least six people, including four members of a family, were killed and one critically injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Faridpur's Mallikpur area this morning.
The deceased have been initially identified as Dr Shariful Islam, three of his family members, his friend police Sub-Inspector Faruk and microbus driver.
Shariful's wife was rushed to Faridpur Medical College Hospital and later was moved to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in a critical condition.
Karimpur Highway Police said a Jashore-bound bus collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound microbus, killing six people on the spot.
As many as 5,227 people were killed and 6,953 others injured in road accidents across the country last year, according to a road safety advocacy group.