Four people were killed and 14 others injured as a bus collided head-on with a pickup van in Pona bus-stand area under Kashiani upazila of the district today.
The deceased were identified as pickup van driver Sajahan Sheikh, 45, son of Ruku Sheikh of Mukundupur village, helpers Sohagh Miah, 28, son of Barkat Miah of Vutpasa village and Noyan Mullah, 25, son of Najrul Miullah of Ratail village under Kashiani upazila and bus passenger Shilpi Samaddar, 50, president of Bagerhat Mohila Parishad.
Officer-in-Charge of Kashiani police station Azizur Rahman said the accident occurred in the area at about 12.45 pm as a Pirojpur-bound bus collided head-on with a brick-laden pickup van, leaving three people dead on the spot and 15 others injured.
Shilpi succumbed to her injuries at Gopalganj Sadar hospital.
The others injured were sent to Kashiani upazila health complex, Gopalganj general hospital and Faridpur Medical College Hospital..