Five people were killed and many more went missing as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Abdullahpur-Bypile road in Ashulia on Tuesday morning.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Ashulia Police Station Sheikh Badrul Alam said the Dhaka-bound bus went down the ditch full of water while allowing another bus to pass by at Moragang around 10:40am.
After the accident, local people recovered the five bodies. However, six passengers came out of the bus and swam to safety.
On information, three units of firefighters rushed in and were carrying out the rescue operation.
Details of the deceased could not be known immediately.