Five were killed and three others injured as an auto-rickshaw crashed into a bus on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila of Cumilla on Sunday noon.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
The accident took place when the CNG-run auto-rickshaw crashed into the bus, leaving five auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot around 12 pm, said Md Badrul Alam Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Lalmai Police Station.
Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue.
The injured were admitted to the same hosptial.